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First printing press in the Middle East

By 24 settembre 2010DIARIO

The Printing press of Saint Antonius in “Quzhayya” is the first printing press in the Middle East. It is located in a monastery in the Valley of the Saints in the mountains of the north Kaza of Lebanon. According to historians, a movable type printing press was imported from England to the Saint Antonius Monastery in 1585. The first publication was the book of “Mazameer” dated from 1610, and was show in the University of the Holy Ghost in Kaslik, Jouniyé, Lebanon.


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