Architectural Lantern Slides of Lebanon

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Architectural Lantern Slides

Description

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.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Churches

Temples

Castles

Architecture

Spatial Coverage

Ba'labakk

Jubayl

Lebanon

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Sea Castle was built by the crusaders in the thirteenth century as a fortress of the holy land. It is one of the most prominent historical sites in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon. The castle was largely destroyed by the Mamluks in 1291 to prevent the Crusaders from re-establishing and was restored by Fakhr el-Dine Maan II in the early 17th century. Its current state is largely due to bombardments of Saida in 1840.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    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 …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01