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Encyclopedia > Deir al Qamar

Deir el Qamar (in Arabic دير القمر, meaning "monastery of the Moon") is a village in south-central Lebanon, 5 kilometres outside of Beiteddine, consisting of stone houses with red-tiled roofs. During the 16th to 18th centuries, Deir el-Kamar was the residence of the governors of Lebanon. It is also notable for its 16th century Fakhreddine mosque, the oldest standing mosque in Lebanon, as well as historical palaces and administrative buildings. During its peak, the city was the center of Arab literary tradition. Arabic (; , less formally, ) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Beit ed-Dine (in Arabic بيت الدين) is a small Lebanese town in the Chouf District, approx. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Yeni Camii (the New Mosque), one of the landmarks of Ä°stanbul A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ...


References

  • Sunny Land Tours
  • Lebanon photo guide

External links

  • Photographs of the village
  • Photo gallery of the village
  • Photograph of the mosque

 
 

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