The harbour - ElMina - three kilometers away, hosted what was apparently at one time a Phoenician town of which nothing now remains. ElMina is also known as the "City of Waves and Horizons".
A comprehensive repository of Tripolitan families and expatriates.
Tripoli has long been known for its sweets industry, olive oil-based soap production, and copper crafts.
- Index Tripolis
A project to provide bibliographic information about Tripoli, Lebanon.
A wander around inside Tripoli, Lebanon: A diary of humouristic series of walkabouts "kazdouras".
Useful links and telephone numbers in Tripoli, Lebanon.
Terrain, street, satellite, touristic, urban growth, sailing, and historical maps and aerial imagery of Tripoli, Lebanon.
Daily and weekly news from Tripoli, Lebanon.
- North Lebanon
A guide for towns and villages neighbouring Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Palm Islands
The Palm Islands Park is a unique and integrated natural marine basin in the eastern Mediterranean that was declared as a reserve in 1994.
- Panoramic Views
Interactive panoramic views of Tripoli, Lebanon.
The 'Tripoli e-Discussion Society' is an independently self-controlled body that aims at gathering Tripolitans residing all over the world to discuss issues pertaining to Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Today's Tripoli
Various present aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon
- Tripoli Radio
An Internet Radio that features original on-demand programs about various aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tripoli TV
An Internet TV that brings you original on-demand films about various aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
A quick reference about Tripoli in the Prehistorical, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusade, Mameluke, and Ottoman periods.
The wealth of historical monuments make Tripoli the second largest preserved Mameluke city in the world.
- The Tripoli Quiz
An educational game to test your knowledge about Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tourist Guide
A comprehensive tourist guide for sightseeing in Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Virtual Museum
A documented history of Tripoli from the 3rd to the 20th centuries with large collections of coins, garments, manuscripts, paintings, old photographs, and many other artifacts.
Bienvenue à Tripoli, Liban
أهلاً بكم في طرابلس لبنان
- Ramadhan / رمضان
The Holy Month of Ramadhan in Tripoli / شهر رمضان المبارك في طرابلس
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History: The story of this play was first published in 1977 in the Lebanese newspaper alSafeer by Prof. Omar Tadmori while describing the history of the Mameluke conquests in Tripoli against the Crusades (13th Century CE). The story was then adapted by the author Mr. Said Tizani who made it ready for a first show in 1984 at the stage of alRabita alThakafiyah in Tripoli. Because of the demand, it was played again in 1986 under the title "A Heroine From My Country". On October 14-16, 2000, the play was performed for a third time on the same stage under the title "Tripoli The Land Of Victories".
Synopsis: This theatre play tells the story of the Tripolitan Heroine Aisha al-Bishinnatiyah, who was born in the village of Zaghart Beshennat at the Zagharta Province. Aisha witnessed the injustice of the occupying Franks and Crusades. Aisha grew up in an atmosphere of hatred against the Crusades. She dedicated herself to fight against the occupier until the victory or to be a martyr. Aisha started organizing the fighters (mujahideen) in secret groups and taught them the arts of duel fighting. Every now and then, she conducted some successful revolutionary activities while camouflaging in the dresses of men and then returning to her base without being identified or seen. These attacks caused severe damages to the Crusades Army. The increase in such activities, and the lack of information about the individuals behind the attacks, caused a feeling of unease among the Crusade leaders despite their large troops in the region.
Hasan, the brother of Aisha, however, had good relations with the Crusades. Some of the Crusade leaders tried to make Hasan feel that they were so close to him in order to make him a very easy weapon against their Mameluke rivals. Hasan was then used to kill and eliminate all those who cooperated with the Mamelukes coming from Egypt to conquer the occupied lands. It is at that time that a serious political and military dispute started between him and his sister Aisha. But after sometime. Hasan realizes the real intentions of the Crusades and all their conspiracies and plots against his native countrymen. At that moment he waked up and joined his sister and the Mamelukes in their continuous struggle against the Crusades. In one of those battles, Aisha falls down wounded and soon dies to be the martyr of her country and her struggle, giving a wonderful example of sacrifice and redemption..
Quick Analysis: The play presents the most noble acts of some important historical Tripolitan personalities in a very elegant way. The exciting fact about the play is that it tells the story of Aisha, the Tripolitan Lady, through the Story Teller (Hakawatee), who is a man based in a public cafe during the early 20th Century. The intention here is to bring to our memories the important role played by the Story Teller in the Tripolitan society during that period of time. The events run smoothly exhibiting Tripoli at the same stage in different views of distant historical periods with an occasionally fine sense of humor.
Dresses and Stage Decoration presents the best of Maha Khaled, who has a Diploma in Arts during Tripolitan history. As a matter of fact, the stage decoration is a modification of the graduation project she made before she graduated in 1986.
Aisha al-Bishinnatiyah: Rouba alShareef is a graduate with a Diploma in Arabic Literature and she studied acting.
Col. Hasan: Tawfik alMasri, the son of the former actor Mr. Awni alMasri, is practicing acting since 35 years despite the fact that he is an Aviation Electronics Engineer.
Col. Sa'ad: AbdulRaheem Alaeddin is a member of the Actors' Society and has many contributions in the television and the cinema.
Lucy: Tania Mer'eb
The Story Teller: Farouk alAhdab
Umm alAbad: Najwa Faraj
Other Actors: Lateef Atiyyeh, Ghazi Kabbarah, Wassim alRifi, Tawfik Akl, Radi Ghandour, Radi Abdo, Mouwaffak Julaylati, Salim Jawhar, Salah alAli, Majed Arna'out, Ahmad Diab, and Ghazi Mikati.
Aisha AlBishinnatiyah (Rouba AlShareef).
Umm AlAbad (Najwa Faraj) & The Story Teller (Farouk AlAhdab).
The Story Teller (Hakawati) telling the story of Aisha in the Cafe.
Col. Hasan (Tawfiq AlMasri) & Col. Sa'ad (AbdulRaheem Alaeddin).
Umm AlAbad (Najwa Faraj) & The Story Teller (Farouk AlAhdab).