Iaat

Iaat (also transliterated as Ya'ad, Yaad, Yaat, or Iaad) is a Corinthian column located in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. Standing at 18 meters (59.1 feet) it is installed on a 4 step base. The location of the Pillar is 4 miles (6 km) northwest of the Baalbek ruins, between the towns of Baalbek and Chlifa. At one point a plaque was installed on the northern side of the monument, however it has been removed and no other history is known of the column, which is believed to be a funerary monument. The column is also widely believed in local legend to be related to St. Helena

References

* [http://www.lebanon.com/tourism/iaat.htm http://www.lebanon.com/tourism/iaat.htm]
* [http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/lebanon/Mouhafazat/Beqaa/Caza/Baalbeck/iaat.htm *http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/lebanon/Mouhafazat/Beqaa/Caza/Baalbeck/iaat.htm]
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=MCTszTdofMkC http://books.google.com/books?id=MCTszTdofMkC]


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