Bayyad

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Bayyad

بياض

Biyad
Village
Map showing the location of Bayyad within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Bayyad within Lebanon
Bayyad
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°12′15″N 35°19′42″E / 33.20417°N 35.32833°E / 33.20417; 35.32833Coordinates: 33°12′15″N 35°19′42″E / 33.20417°N 35.32833°E / 33.20417; 35.32833
Grid position180/290 PAL
Country Lebanon
GovernorateSouth Lebanon Governorate
DistrictTyre District
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code+9617

Bayyad (Arabic: بياض‎) is a village in Southern Lebanon, located in Tyre District, Governorate of South Lebanon.

Origin of name[edit]

E. H. Palmer wrote that the name means "the white spot".[1]

History[edit]

In 1881, during the late Ottoman era, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it: "A village, built of stone, with many ruined houses [..], containing about 100 Metawileh, situated on hill-top, surrounded by fig-trees, olives, and arable land ; water supplied from cisterns."[2]

They further noted: "There are many ruined houses at this village, and a lintel with three crosses upon it, the centre being the largest. Foundations of rough-hewn stones of some building."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 32
  2. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 91
  3. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 114

Bibliography[edit]

  • Conder, C.R.; Kitchener, H.H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. 1. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
  • Palmer, E.H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.

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