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Moussa Castle

Moussa Castle is a stronghold between Deir el Qamar and Beit ed-Dine in Lebanon.

It is the labor of love of a Lebanese visionary, requiring 60 years of devoted difficult work to wrap up.

Moussa’s stronghold was based on a slope between Deir El Kamar and Beiteddine – Lebanon, with the convictions and thoughts of its manufacturer engraved on its stones. The mansion was worked by Moussa Abdel Karim Al Maamari who was conceived on July 27, 1931, in the town of Harat Al Saraya – Lebanon and passed on January 31, 2018, in the town Deir El Qamar. His concept of building a château started when he was just 14 years of age, roused by the Middle Ages.

Criticized by his instructor “Anwar” and taunted by his cohorts, he left school and walked to Saida where he worked with his uncle on reestablishing Saida’s fortification. He was later allocated by the Emir Maurice Chehab to remodel the strongholds and to uncover for archeological revelations to be shown in the National Museum of Beirut in 1947. He kept working in a similar field increasing enough understanding from his work in reestablishing strongholds. He was then moved to Beiteddine royal residence, where he reestablished the historical center of Emir Bashir Chehabi II; he regulated the work just as the setting of the Emir’s weapons assortment, garments and gems, and the blade offered to him by Napoleon in the exhibition hall that was introduced under the standard of late president Beshara Khalil Al Khoury in September 1951. It was then that he started to deal with his own development and purchased a reasonable land parcel. The establishment stone was laid in 1962, and finished with the assistance of his significant other.