4 weeks ago
Al-omari grand mosque is a #mosque
in beirut central district. this building has fascinating #history.
it was a pagan temple and structure built by the #roman
emperor philip hourani in the third century before the birth of #christ
to be a temple of the sun.
it is one of the remnants of beirut's ancient #canaanites. turned into a military fortress and then to a scientific center and then destroyed beirut by a violent earthquake in 635 ad.
the temple was charged to a #church, then a #mosque, several times according to the one who controlled beirut.