انها ام البطولات في زمن الشدائد وام السلام في زمن القصائد. مجدل عنجر هي إحدى القرى اللبنانية من قرى قضاء زحلة في محافظة البقاع.

2012/06/27

Majdel Anjar



Majdel A'anjar is placed in Bekaa valley, which is agricultural center of Lebanon. Accordingly agriculture is one of the most important income sources of our town. Plenty of crops: wheat, barley, corn, lentils, chick peas and others are raised by local farmers also like grapes, potatoes, sugar beets, figs, plums, nuts apricots, cherry, pomegranate, olives blackberries, apples, cucumbers, tomatoes, water melons, vegetable marrow, lettuce, radish, parsley, onion garlic and horse beans.
Sugar factory, which was built in 1958 at Majdel A'anjar, is a prime industry unit of the town. It not only gives working places to locals and boosts such branch as cultivation of sugar beets, but also positively affects economy of the town in general. Raised plants afterwards go for direct sale, same as to producing of breadstuff, sugar and other.

Majdel A'anjar has witnessed recently noticeable development, on the construction, cultural and trade levels. This development has been mainly triggered by Al-Masna'a center, considered as a main gate liking Lebanon to other Arab countries.
History

Majdel A'anjar's history has deep and ancient roots. It has good strategic location, as it's placed in valley surrounded by hills and mountains, leading both to Lebanon and Syria. Long ago ancients choose it for creation of big well-protected castle, preventing enemies from entering the town.

Since then Majdel A'anjar start to gain its fame and became birthplace of many celeberties and sientists of that time. One of them was king of Aletori, who concured North Lebanon and Syria. In those days Majdel A'anjar with its castle became the capiltal of his kingdom and stayed place of resisntance from Roman army. Until Roman general Bombi in year 64 B.C. gained a victory and destroyed the town.

Majdel A'anjar was named in reference to the town of A'anjar, where it means in Syriac “A'anjar's Tower.” Majdel A'anjar derives its name from Al-Hosn citadel situated above the town, and which has been occupied simultaneously by Romans and Crusaders, and then transformed by Abdul Malak into a beautiful minaret including a stone ladder ending at a height of 12 meters. During the years of war, the citadel has been robbed and pillaged. The Ministry of Tourism placed it on its list in 1997 and started its renovation and rehabilitation.

1.Omar Bin Khattab Mosque with its Old Minaret.

The minaret, dates from the thirteenth century and was restored in 1959. Square in shape, it is made of well-cut masonry embellished with decorative cornices and four windows.


2. Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque.


3. Al-Toutiyyeh Ancient Area.

Cemeteries of Sheikh Mahmoud Al-Majthoub & His Son Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Majthoub.

4. Majdel Anjar Roman Acient Citadel.

The Temple was at one time surrounded by a large walled enclosure, much of which is still in evidence. The temple cellar is almost intact, but the interior and outside surfaces on the east and south walls are badly worn. Underground passages and chambers have openings in the sanctuary floor.

Natural Attractions :

1. Majdel A’anjar Spring.

2. Natural Caves.


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