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Museums of Beirut Day Tour
"Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Lebanon's vibrant history. The National Museum of Beirut holds countless treasures through which you will witness the living proof to the country's rich heritage. Mim gets its name from the 24th letter of the Arab precisely because it is the first letter of the Arabic words for museum minerals and mines. The museum exhibits more than 1400 minerals representing around 300 different species from over 61 countries. Then we will head to Lebanon’s central bank Museum where you will know more about the central bank’s roles and responsibilities in keeping the stability of the Lebanese economy and financial system.The last destination is a walk in Hamra streets where we will encounter shops restaurants
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Glass Blowing Demonstrations in Safed
"Local artist Sheva Chaya tells her fascinating story of how she came from Princeton graduate to become the glassblower of Tzfat. She shares a bit of background about her paintings and glass work and then treats the audience to an exciting glass blowing demonstration in which she will make something special and colorful out of glass.Throughout the demonstration Sheva shares deep Kabbalistic concepts related to glass blowing and Tzfat. Participants are always impressed and fascinated by this unique and fun activity.""""See a live glassblowing demonstration! Local artist
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"Private Tour: Nazareth
"Private Tour: Nazareth Tiberias and Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem""Leave your centrally located Jerusalem hotel or prearranged location in a comfortable private vehicle and drive north to Nazareth Jesus’ childhood home in the Galilean hills. As you travel chat to your guide about tailoring your itinerary to your interests perhaps to spend more time at a particular site than another.Arrive in Nazareth and head to the old quarter as you learn how the town became a bastion of Christianity as the story of Jesus spread
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A Gentleman's Resting Place

Saladin (Salahadin in Arabic), much feared in the West, is seen as a hero in Damascus and throughout the entire Muslim world. Saladin was a Kurdish Muslim who founded the Ayyubid dynasty and reigned...
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mikey_e
Nov 24, 2012

Mausoleum of Saladdin

Just to the north of the Omayyad Mosque, by the tourist entrance of the mosque, lies a small park with numerous Roman Columns and other ruins. Within the park is also the Mausoleum of Saladdin, one of...
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Feb 15, 2010

Mausoleum of Saladin

Although Saladin was a Kurd, born in Tikrit , northern Iraq, for many years Damascus was his home. He died here in 1193, a year after signing the peace treaty with Richard I and King Philip, which...
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Apr 13, 2007

The mausoleum of Saladin

Just outside Umayyad Mosque in Damascus lies the mausoleum of Saladin, one of the greatest Muslim rulers of the Crusades. Saladin’s army won a decisive battle against the Crusaders in 1187, leading to...
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midnight_mike
Jun 21, 2006

Mausoleum of Salah ad-Din

The Mausoleum of Salah ad-Din is located in the archeological garden at the north wall of Umayyad Mosque. Inside there are two cenotaphs; the wooden one on the right contains the body of the great...
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siaki68
Apr 28, 2006

mausoleum of Saladin

A very small domed building for a man fame is larger than life: this is the final resting place of Salah ad-Din, who was feared by all the crusaders. Born in 1138 in Tikrit (Iraq), from a simple...
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Jan 24, 2003
 
 
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Khan As'ad Pasha

Khan As’ad Pasha Khan Asad Pasha is an important monument in the walled city of Damascus, within the Bzouriyyeh Souk. It was built by the governor of Syria, Asad al Azem, in 1752,being used as a...
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