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Bechouat

Bechouat (additionally Beshouat) (Arabic: بشوات‎) is a Lebanese town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. The town is acclaimed for the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bechouat, a Marian sanctum and the site of Christian journey. Divine wonders have been accounted for and ascribed to Our Lady of Bechouat.

The individuals of Bechouat are Lebanese and adherents of the Maronite Catholic Church. The predecessors of the occupants of the town came to Bechouat from Bsharri toward the start of the seventeenth century.

The Church of Our Lady of Bechouat was worked over the remains of a Roman sanctuary in the eighteenth century. An old oak tree conceals the congregation’s little yard.

The name Bechouat has Aramaic causes, signifying “inception” or “facilitator”.

Archeological antiques, for example, containers and earthenware, have been found in Bechouat’s funerary buckles and rock-cut burial chambers. A votive stone special raised area with portrayals of the Heliopolitan Triad was likewise found in the town.