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  • Mosquée Basta Tahta - Beirut
  • Basta Tahta Mosque - Beirut
      Basta Tahta Mosque
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Named after the neighbourhood where it is located, the Basta Tahta Mosque was first built in 1865. Unfortunately, it was completely destroyed during the Israeli bombing of 1982, and has since been rebuilt from scratch. All that remains from the 19th century structure is the crown of the original minaret, which is displayed outside the mosque as a memorial. The Arabic inscription on the minaret tells the tale.

Address: Rue de l'Indépendence (Istiklal St) @ Rue Basta

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  • Updated Jan 31, 2010
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