Lantern slides created in Lebanon during the late 19th or early 20th century. At the time, the country was part of the Ottoman Empire. Image subjects include castles, churches, mosques, megalithic stones, ruins, and temples. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy.
Architectural Lantern Slides of Lebanon
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- G. Massiot & cie
Byblos (the ancient Greek name; modern name is Jubayl) is believed by many to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Under the name of Gibelet or Giblet, it was an important military base in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in the 11th and 12th century, and the remains of its crusader castle are among the most impressive architectural structures now visible at its center. The town was taken by Saladin in 1187, re-taken by the Crusaders, and eventually conquered by Baybars I …
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