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9 November 2009
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Adas Tower

The Adas Tower is at present located in the Daatour region - Northern Tripoli - within the IPC oil company campus.

Aytmish Tower

Known also as Bourj Ezzeddeen or Al-Magharibah. It is present in ElMina and on top of it exists an apartment complex (ElBourj).

A day before the appartment complex was built on top of it.

Baddawi Tower

No detailed information is currently available for this monument at the present time in the database.

Historical Photo of the Baddawi Tower and the nearby Samak (fishes) Pool.

Historical Photo of the Baddawi Tower and the nearby Samak (fishes) Pool.

Historical Photo of the Baddawi Tower and the nearby Samak (fishes) Pool.

Bohsas Tower

The Bohsas Tower is a demolished monument located at the southern entrance of Tripoli.

Magharibah Tower

The Magharibah Tower was known historically as Bourj AlFakhourah or AlQanater. This tower no more exists and it used to be present in the distance between Barsbay Tower and Tarabay Tower, next to the railway station.

Qaytbay Tower

This is also known as Ras AlNahr Tower. Qaytbay Tower was constructed in 882 H/1477 CE. It has four cylindrical support motifs that makes it resembles the Qaytbay citadel in Alexandria, Egypt, constructed in the same year. Since 1985, this tower is used as a mosque.

Tarabay Tower

The Prince Tarabay Tower is also known as AlSheikh Affan Tower. It was completely removed and only the tomb of Sheikh Affan remained.

Thahiri Tower

The Prince Julubban Thahiri Tower is also known as Bourj Al-Saray or al-Diwan or al-Bont tower. It was commissioned by the Prince Seyfeddin Julubban - Governor of Damascus and later of Tripoli 838-842 H. The Thahiri tower was destroyed during the 1958 revolution then completely demolished in 1965. Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Mosque was built in its place.

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