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1st Printing Press in the Middle East

Posted by rod - 17.06.2010

“The Printing press of Saint Antonius in “Quzhayya” is the first printing press in the Middle East. It is located in a monastery in the Valley of the Saints in the mountains of the north Kaza of Lebanon. According to historians, a movable type printing press was imported from England to the Saint Antonius Monastery in 1585. The first publication was the book of “Mazameer” dated from 1610, and now present in the University of the Holy Ghost in Kaslik, Jouniyé, Lebanon.

Christian monks tricked the Turkish government and printed Arabic Christian religious books (like The Book Of The Mass, The Book Of The Apostils and several others) using the Syriac letters. The word “karshouné” was given to this kind of printing when the Syriac letters were used to write Arabic text. Nowadays we still use the word ”karshouné” only to signify that a person is talking nonsense or that he is not being clear in his/her pronunciation.” More images can bee seen over at 29letters

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  • From: sam
  • Jun 18, 2010

amazing facts!! thats our lebanon .. always creative even during ruff times. :)

  • From: abercrombie fitch shop
  • Sep 26, 2010

genuinely good facts need to know much more

When I was learning to drive, I didn’t mind going 30 miles to Lancasster and drinvig all around there (usually Park City Mall). And I would drive all the up 422 to Hershey. But in Lebanon (closest to me) I would not get off Cumberland Street in any direction because I was afraid of those one way streets that popped up in such crazy places! So I don’t blame her! I love her sense of humor…lol…but probably a good thing you moved back!

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