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Moussa castle is a castle between deir el qamar and beit ed-dine in lebanon.
it was built single-handedly by moussa abdel karim al-maamari (born in july 27, 1931), a lebanese visionary. it is the work of his life. he needed 60 years (21900 days and 394200 hours) of work.
according to his biography, as a student, moussa has always dreamed of building such a castle, and used to doodle his dream on pieces of paper in class. moussa was not a very sharp student and his teacher anwar, used to make fun of him and tell him: "you'll never accomplish anything." moussa's crush, a lebanese girl, used to say that she wants to marry a guy who owns a palace. between 1951 and 1962, he prepared everything to fulfill his plan, including buying the land and paperwork. in 1962, his work of life started: he built the castle and handcrafted each of its stones and clay animated figures representing different scenes of the old lebanese village life of the 19th century making it a true work of a visionary and a masterpiece by all means.