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Saint Anthony the Great Monastery’s Museum

The Museum features the first printing press that was introduced to the Middle East in the year 1585. The museum also contains the first Syriac books that were published by the press and that belonged to and were used by the monastery and the monks in it. One of the valuables in the monastery include an old wooden coffin that was granted as a gift to the monastery by one of the french queens. Moreover, the museum features old agricultural equipment and other material that the monks themselves would use.

The museum is located in the valley of Qozhaya, on your way to Ihden. It is quite known in the area. The museum opens from 8:30 am till 7:30 pm from Monday to Sunday.

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Arbet Kozhaya, Zgharta , North Lebanon
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