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- Roman temple.
- Natural bridge.
to the north of these constructions, one sees a fine monolithic bridge whose
arch spans a hollow sculpted by the eroding river before its savage leap
over the cliff named Blanche. This splendid natural bridge, one of the greatest
in the world with its 50-metre span, overhangs a basin full of enormous
blocks of stone that have crashed down from the sides. A keen eye easily
discovers fossilized seashells embedded in the surrounding strata, dating
back 200 million years. They delight collectors and excite the wonder of
geologists and men of learning. The springs of water, the natural bridge
and the temples all in such close proximity make this upper valley of Naher
el Kaleb a favorite haunt of hikers and sightseers, for whom Nature displays
her captivating contrasts of power and of controlled violence, of austerity
and of generous abundance, of disturbing question-raising phenomena
and of long-vanished deep religious sensibilities..... ....
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