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The Mosques and Madrassahs of Tripoli AlFayhaa
A tripoli-city.org/Islamic Awqaf Directorate of Tripoli co-production
English | Arabic

This is by far the latest, largest, and most elegant product of The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org. "The Mosques and Madrassahs of Tripoli alFayhaa" was published in collaboration with the Islamic Awqaf Directorate in Tripoli - Lebanon (2003). This is a 96-page bilingual book with elegant leather cover. The book includes introductions and forewords written by Sh. Taha alSabounji (Mufti of Tripoli and North Lebanon), Mr. Ahmed Majzoub (Director of the Islamic Awqaf Directorate of Tripoli), and Prof. Omar AbdulSalam Tadmori (Prof. of Islamic History). Details of 125 mosques and madrassahs are presented in a very practical and compact form in Arabic and English. Monuments are cited according to the chronological order of their construction (Fatimid, Mameluke, Ottoman, or Modern). Each monument has an identification text divided into the following topics: Location, commissioner of the monument, date of construction, historical period, characteristics, prorietor, as well as other details specific to every monument. The most important feature of this book is the large amount of photographs presented (~200). In addition to one or more general photographs for every monument, many photographs details the architectural motifs and inscritpions in these monuments. As for the other publications, an electronic version of this guide is integrated in The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org. Free hardcopies of "The Mosques and Madrassahs of Tripoli alFayhaa" may be obtained from the Islamic Awqaf Directorate of Tripoli - Lebanon.


Tripoli: The Jewel of the East & the City of Science and Scientists
A tripoli-city.org/MEA co-production

To reach the largest number of readers in the world, The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org published an Arabic article in the October/November 2002 Cedar Miles in-flight magazine of the Middle East Airlines. The article describes in a poetic language the history and present of Tripoli - Lebanon and includes some useful information for visitors. The text is adorned with 16 full-colored photographs.


A Journey in Tripoli alFayhaa (Arabic)
A tripoli-city.org/Municipality of Tripoli co-production

After the great success of the English guide "A Journey in Tripoli alFayhaa", The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org in collaboration with the Municipality of Tripoli - Lebanon produced the Arabic edition towards the end of 2002. This edition is, basically, a replica of the English edition. After a brief introduction on Tripoli, this 48-page English freegift guide divides the main historical monuments in Tripoli into "Historical Complexes". The most optimal routes to visit these complexes are suggested with full details on the roads, streets, and alleys to be traversed to reach each monument. Presentations inlcude more than 100 colored photos, detailed maps, and aerial views of Tripoli. More than 100 historical monuments are fully described. Information include the date of construction, the commissioner of the monument, and details on the architectural characteristics for each monument and its neighbourhoods. Suggestions for quick plans to visit old Tripoli dependent on the time allowed for the visitors are also included (two hours, half-day, full day, 2-3 days, and shopping/business visits). In order to be a complete guide, the visit continues to Modern Tripoli and elMina for which there are details on the main streets, districts, and suburbs. The quick guide to Modern Tripoli also include details on the governmental foundations, banking foundations, postage and communications centers, commuting centers, travel agencies, hotels, sea resorts, cafes, restaurants, recreation centers, commercial centers, cultural and educational foundations, the international fair center, sports centers, medical centers, and hospitals in Tripoli - Lebanon. As a supplement to the guide, a large-sized full-colored map of old and modern Tripoli is also included. Minor modifications include updated photographs for some monuments. An electronic version of this guide was fully integrated in The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org and includes interactive maps highlighting the locations of historical monuments. Free hardcopies of this guide may be obtained at the Municipality of Tripoli - Lebanon.


The tripoli-city.org/LBC Sat Documentaries
A tripoli-city.org/LBC Sat co-production

Interviews and documentaries prepared by Prof. Omar A.Salam Tadmori and Dr. Khaled Tadmori on behalf of The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org for the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) Television. The seven episodes of this Arabic documentary discussed many historical and architectural aspects of Tripoli. Topics discussed included: The 713th Anniversary of the foundation of modern Tripoli, the Mansouri Great Mosque, Nouriyah Madrassa, Nasiriyah Madrassa, Qartawiyah Madrassa, the Nouri Hammam, the Tell clocktower, Taynal Mosque, the Turkish baths, the Tripoli Citadel, the Bourtasi Mosque, the Bab elHadeed District, Izzeddeen Hammam, Izzeddeen House, Bortasi Mosque, Khayyateen Caravansary, the Qadiriyah Madrassa, the Bazerkan Bazaar, some Ottoman houses, an artisanat factory, the Barsabay Tower, the Sea Side houses, the fishing boats' harbor, the Baqar Island Bridge, the Environment Park, Tamathili Caravansary, St. Georgious Cathedral, Sayyedat alNajat Church, Bayt elFann, the Tawbah mosque, Dabbaghah square, Haraj bazaar, Sayfeddine Altuntash Palace, the Shami house, alAaskar caravansary, and many more monuments and general interest topics as well.


A Journey in Tripoli AlFayhaa
A tripoli-city.org/Municipality of Tripoli co-production

This is the most complete and reliable tourist guide for old Tripoli that was produced by The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org in collaboration with the Municipality of Tripoli - Lebanon in year 2002. After a brief introduction on Tripoli, this 48-page English freegift guide divides the main historical monuments in Tripoli into "Historical Complexes". The most optimal routes to visit these complexes are suggested with full details on the roads, streets, and alleys to be traversed to reach each monument. Presentations inlcude more than 100 colored photos, detailed maps, and aerial views of Tripoli. More than 100 historical monuments are fully described. Information include the date of construction, the commissioner of the monument, and details on the architectural characteristics for each monument and its neighbourhoods. Suggestions for quick plans to visit old Tripoli dependent on the time allowed for the visitors are also included (two hours, half-day, full day, 2-3 days, and shopping/business visits). In order to be a complete guide, the visit continues to Modern Tripoli and elMina for which there are details on the main streets, districts, and suburbs. The quick guide to Modern Tripoli also include details on the governmental foundations, banking foundations, postage and communications centers, commuting centers, travel agencies, hotels, sea resorts, cafes, restaurants, recreation centers, commercial centers, cultural and educational foundations, the international fair center, sports centers, medical centers, and hospitals in Tripoli - Lebanon. As a supplement to the guide, a large-sized full-colored map of old and modern Tripoli is also included. Soon after the publication of the hardcopy, an electronic version of this guide was fully integrated in The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org. Features of the electronic version include interactive maps highlighting the locations of historical monuments and a possibility to translate the text to international languages such as: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Free hardcopies of this guide may be obtained at the Municipality of Tripoli - Lebanon.


Tripoli: The Jewel of the East
A tripoli-city.org/Municipality of Tripoli co-production

A video documentary that summarizes the past and present of the city of Tripoli - Lebanon. This short film (12 minutes) was prepared by Dr. Khaled Omar Tadmori using the multivision slide show technique which involves the simultaneous use of 12 slide projectors loaded with ~1,200 positive slides. This video was produced in year 2000 for the Municipality of Tripoli. The film is available in three different editions: Arabic, English, and French. The film is not freely distributed, however, the English edition may be viewed at the "TITV" section at The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org.


Tripoli: A Rich Culture
A tripoli-city.org/Municipality of Tripoli co-production

This is the first contribution of The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org outside the virtual world of the Internet. This 24-page guide includes a brief preface written by Col. Samir Chaarani ( The Mayor of Tripoli) and then describes the main historical monuments in Tripoli, these include: mosques, madrassahs (historical theological schools), churches, caravansaries, hammams (Turkish baths), savonneries (traditional soap-making factories), historical houses, gates, takiyyas (centers for derwishes), and zawiyas (small centers for derwishes). Information presented include photographs and brief notes on the location, date of construction, architectural style, surface area, and the current situation for each monument. This Arabic guide was produced in collaboration with the Municipality of Tripoli - Lebanon and was freely distributed by the Municipality of Tripoli - Lebanon. Hard copies of this guide are no more available, however, information included in this guide were all integrated in the "Monuments" section at The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org.


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