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Bahr al-Banat

Bahr al-Banat is an area half way between Deir Ghassaneh and al-Majdhoub. The name is literally translated into the "sea of girls". According to the local story, women gathered in this area during holiday seasons (mawasim) particularly on good Friday. Since the times of Salah Eddin al-Ayyoubi people participated in mawasim that often coincided with the Christian pilgrimages forming a defensive measure in case of Crusader incursions. This has become a habit and people visited the different shrines and Maqams during certain seasons. Bahr al-Banat also has indications of grape squeezing practices. It is a wonderful spot that commands great views towards the north. The olive trees in the area also provide decent shade to sit and chat.

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