This is a very old village famed in the past as a Druze religious center. Abey is full of remains associated with the Tannoukh Emirs, descendants of an Arab tribe settled in this region by the Abbasids around the mid-8th century.
Among the monuments left by this feudal dynasty is the fountain of the Emirs, the residence of Emir Qa’an At-Tannoukh (17th-18th centuries), the residence of Sheikh Riad Amine Eddine, and the restored Druze tomb (Maqam) if Sayid Abdallah at-Tannukhi (ca. 1479), which is an important Druze pilgrimage site.
Other monuments are the churches of as-Saydeh, Mar Sarkis and Bakhos, Mar Maroun, and the Evangelical church founded by European missionaries in the 17th century.
Bsous Silk Museum
The Silk Museum was created by George and Alexandra Asseily.
It has become an important reference for ecological, cultural, and economic history.
It is managed by the association Memory and Development.
Currently, the Eco-museum is open to the public Marvel in the Ecomuseum – a gentle reminder of the unique interaction between humans, insects, and plants and the rewards that this has brought to Lebanon for hundreds of years. Shop and browse in the boutique of local produce, various gift, and the homegrown plant shop.
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