Lebanon 10 Livres banknote 1974

Lebanon 10 Livres banknote 1974 Ruins of the Umayyad city of Anjar, site of the Umayyads in the Bekaa valley
Lebanon 10 Livres banknote 1974 The Pigeons Grotto or Raouche sea rocks formations near Beirut

Currency of Lebanon 10 Livres banknote 1974
Bank of Lebanon - Banque du Liban
Lebanon Banknotes - Lebanon Paper Money

Obverse: Columns and arches amid archaeological ruins of Umayyad palace in Anjar, site of the Umayyads in the Bekaa valley. Denomination is in Arabic numeral.
Reverse: The Pigeons Grotto or Raouche sea rocks formations near Beirut. Denomination in words is in French language.
Main colors: Purple on multicolored underprint.
Watermark: Man's head.
Dimensions: 145 x 75 mm.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, London, England.

Lebanon Banknotes - Lebanon Paper Money
1964 - 1993 Issues
On 1 August 1963 decree No. 13.513 of the “Law of References: Banque Du Liban 23 Money and Credit” granted the Bank of Lebanon the sole right to issue notes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, and 250 pounds, expressed in Arabic on the front, and French (livres) on the back. All of these notes have security fibers embedded in the paper, though the location of them varies from right to left, and front to back, on different denominations.

1 Livre      5 Livres      10 Livres      25 Livres      50 Livres      100 Livres    

250 Livres      500 Livres      1000 Livres      10000 Livres

City of Anjar
Anjar, also known as Haoush Mousa, is a town of Lebanon located in the Bekaa Valley. The population is 2,400, consisting almost entirely of Armenians. The total area is about twenty square kilometers (7.7 square miles). In the summer, the population swells to 3,500, as members of the Armenian diaspora return to visit there.
  The town's establishment is normally attributed to the Umayyad caliph al-Walid I at the beginning of the 8th century as a palace-city. However, historian Jere L. Bacharach claims it was al-Walid's son, al-Abbas, who was responsible for Anjar's founding circa 714 CE, citing the Byzantine Greek chronicler Theophanes the Confessor, who recorded that al-Abbas built the town. After being abandoned in later years, Anjar was resettled in 1939 with several thousand Armenian refugees from the Musa Dagh area of Turkey. Its neighborhoods are named after the six villages of Musa Dagh: Haji Habibli, Kebusiyeh, Vakif, Kheder Bek, Yoghunoluk and Bitias. The Syrian Army chose Anjar as one of its main military bases in the Beqaa Valley and the headquarters of its intelligence services.
  Formerly known as Gerrha, a stronghold built by Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid ibn Abdel Malek in the 8th century, the site was later abandoned, leaving a number of well-preserved ruins. The present-day name derives from Arabic Ayn Gerrha, or "source of Gerrha". The ruins have been recognized as a World Heritage Site.

Pigeons Grotto
The natural offshore rock arches of Pigeon Rocks are the most famous, and indeed one of the only, natural features of Beirut. The stretch of the Corniche directly in front of the rocks is an excellent vantage point, but far more interesting is to take one of the tracks down to the lower cliffs. One track starts from the southern side of the rocks and, after a steep 100m, you find yourself down on the lower level of chalk cliffs.
  Almost immediately, you can completely forget you are in the city. The way across the rocks is quite rugged and sensible shoes are a good idea, although you see local women teetering precariously across the cliffs in high heels.There are a number of inlets and caves in the cliffs. During summer, small boats take people around the rocks and to the caves for a small fee.