Dayr Hanna: an Eighteenth Century Fortified Village in Galilee
Authors: Edwards, Camilla; Livingstone, Karen; Petersen, Andrew; Boyd, Dawn
Source: Levant, Volume 25, 1993 , pp. 63-92(30)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:This article deals with the architecture of the hilltop village of Dayr Hanna in eastern Galilee. The village contains many eighteenth century remains from the time when Dayr Hanna was one of the main strongholds of Zahir al-cUmar and his family. Survey work concentrated on the remains of the palace (dar) which is gradually collapsing. In addition the village contains a domed mosque with a fine decorated mihrab. The centre of the village is contained within walls dating to the eighteenth century and outside are the remains of towers which once formed part of the outer fortifications.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1993