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Deir el Qamar Synagogue

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Deir el Qamar Synagogue

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Basic Information

Location 33° 41′ 52.44″ N, 35° 33′ 47.52″ E
Country Lebanon
City Deir el Qamar

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 33.83034,35.50273


Summary

The Deir el Qamar Synagogue, located in Deir el Qamar, a village in south-central Lebanon, is the oldest synagogue in Mount Lebanon. The synagogue was built in the 17th century to serve the local Jewish population, some of whom were part of the immediate entourage of Fakhr-al-Din II. The building is in good condition, however it has been shut to the public due to security reasons. After restoration work which had removed all religious symbols, the synagogue has been entrusted to the French cultural center by the General Directorate of Antiquities.


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