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Har Senaim or Senaim is an archaeological site that sits on a peak near Mount Hermon in the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights, north east of Kiryat Shmona and from Banias.Book Review of "Archaic Cyprus: A Study of the Textual and Archaeological Evidence" by A.T. Reyes, Diana Buitron-Oliver, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, No. 303, pp. 98-100, The American Schools of Oriental Research, August 1996.
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History

The site features a Roman temple and settlement that has been included in a group of Temples of Mount Hermon. The ruins of a second Ancient Greek temple were also found nearby. The Roman temple featured an altar carved with a relief of Helios, the sun god. The shrine at Har Senaim was carved out of solid bedrock. The settlement measures approximately . Various ancient Greek inscriptions were found at the site.Di Segni, Leah., On a dated inscription from Rakhle and the eras used on the Hermon Range, in Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphic 117, pp. 277-280, 1997.
/ref> One inscription found on the altar called upon the great Gods in an appeal for the salvation of the Emperor Hadrian. Other finds included a basalt animal muzzle and a brass ring that was decorated with the image of a merman. Several coins were found dating to Byzantine and Mamluk periods. The complex at Har Senaim has been suggested to be a cult site or funerary garden and compared to the high places mentioned in the Books of Kings.

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Further reading

* Shim'on Dar., "The History of the Hermon Settlements", Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 120, pp. 26–44, 1988. {{Greek religion Category:Archaeological sites on the Golan Heights Category:Tourist attractions in the Golan Heights