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Beirut / Bayrut

facts in brief

Part of Yanosky & David map, 1848
Part of Yanosky & David map, 1848

Facts in brief:

Ruled by Romans until capture of Syria by Arabs in 635; taken for kingdom of Jerusalem by Baldwin I in 1110; taken by Saracens in 1291; ruled by Druses but belonged to Ottoman Empire; went to Egypt, then to British & French for Turks 1840, to French 1918.

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