Rabu

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:For the Berber tribe with the same name, see Libu

Rabu'
ربعو
Rabho
Village
Rabu' is located in Syria
Rabu'
Rabu'
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°4′33″N 36°23′53″E / 35.07583°N 36.39806°E / 35.07583; 36.39806Coordinates: 35°4′33″N 36°23′53″E / 35.07583°N 36.39806°E / 35.07583; 36.39806
Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Masyaf
Subdistrict Masyaf
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,288
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
City Qrya Pcode C3343

Rabu′ (Arabic: ربعو‎, also spelled Rabho) is a Syrian village located in the Masyaf Subdistrict in Masyaf District, located west of Hama. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Rabu′ had a population of 2,288 in the 2004 census.[1]

Rabu' is the site of the ancient Assyrian fortress town of Aribna, part of Lubama. It was where the Assyrian emperor Ashurnasirpal I lodged when the Lukuti area was ravaged.[2]

The tomb of a holy man who was widely venerated in the Masyaf area is located in Rabu'. According to local folklore, "only a man with a clear conscience" could pass through its entrance.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  2. ^ a b Boulanger, 1966, p. 369.

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