Ain Baal

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Ain Baal
عين بعال
Village
Ain Baal is located in Lebanon
Ain Baal
Ain Baal
Coordinates: 33°14′0.24″N 35°16′13.08″E / 33.2334000°N 35.2703000°E / 33.2334000; 35.2703000
Grid position 175/293 PAL
Country  Lebanon
Governorate South Governorate
District Tyre District
Time zone GMT +3

Ain Baal (Arabic: عين بعال‎) is a Lebanese village located in the Caza of Tyre in the Southern Governorate of Lebanon.

Origin of name[edit]

E. H. Palmer wrote that the name means "Elevated land on which no water falls" or "unwatered vegetation". He further added that "The word may be connected with the name Baal."[1]

History[edit]

In 1875 Victor Guérin found it had 200 Shia inhabitants.[2]

In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it as: "A stone-built village, containing 200 Metawileh, built in a valley ; the ground is arable, with groves of figs and olives planted round the village. The water supply is from the spring of 'Ain Ib'al, [..] just north of the village there are also some cisterns.[3] They further noted that the village had "A perennial spring north of village; good supply of water."[4]

About Ain Baal[edit]

Ain Baal borders Tyre, Batolay, Bazooreye and Hanaway. Ain Baal is famous for the Sarcophagus of King Hiram I, King of Tyre, which is located on the borders with Hanaway. The influence of the sarcophagus King Hiram I on this village is very obvious, where you can find schools, convenience stores, barbershops and restaurants named after the king such as the Hiram Elementary School of Ain Baal. Ain Baal is also the home village of the famous Lebanese football midfielder Roda Antar.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 2
  2. ^ Guerin, 1880, p. 397
  3. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 47
  4. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 52

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