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Iaat is a town and municipality located in the Bekaa Valley mostly famous for its Corinthian column. The column stands at 18 meters (59.1 feet) it is installed on a four huge stone steps. The location of the Pillar is 4 miles (6 km) northwest of the Baalbek ruins, between the towns of Baalbeck 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, but it is most likely a funerary monument.

Iaat column

Iaat column

George F. Taylor classified it amongst a group of Temples of Bekaa Valley and noticed that the position of the Iaat column was equidistant between the temples of Baalbeck and Qasr el Bant in Chlifa.

Whilst technically not being a temple, Taylor suggested that the column might have been placed where it is as a victory column to mark the site of a great ancient battle. He also noted a cartouche on the sixth cylinder of the column.Iaat columnIaat column

Iaat column

Iaat column