Return to site

Qubbat Al Sa'idayn

Baalbek City

· Baalbeck-Hermel

Baalbek houses a Mamluk-era cemetery, locally known as Qubbat Al Sa'idayn. 

Description

The Qubba was built during the reign of Mamluk Sultan “Al-Malik An-Nasir Faraj”, to be a burial ground for the Sultanate’s representatives in Baalbek. 

It is a rectangular shaped-two-room mausoleum which walls and dome collapsed over time due to neglect. The main entrance is decorated with arabesque reliefs, and its door holds a plaque bearing an inscription stating that the Qubba was erected in 812AH/1410AC, above the tombs of two Mamluk officials of the followers of el-Zaher Barquq (the first Sultan of the Mamluk Burji dynasty of Egypt) 

It is located right next to the Roman gate of the colony of Baalbek. It is one of the few remaining and well preserved Mamluk-era Qubba in Lebanon.

Scroll down to enjoy the pictures and to locate the site on the map.

Karim Sokhn

Tour Operator & Tour Guide

References:

http://www.destinationlebanon.gov.lb/en/tourismtype/details/11/31

Qoubbat Al Sa'dine

The decorated door with the inscription 

All Posts
×

Almost done…

We just sent you an email. Please click the link in the email to confirm your subscription!

OK