behalf of the Hazmieh Commercial Board, we welcome
you to the HAZMIEH Web site.This is your gateway
into our city, We are proud of our accomplishments
and reputation as one of the best Cities in Lebanon.
Our rich history, and diversity of people and
ideas truly make Hazmieh a Lebanese Class City
and a wonderful place to live, work, play and
Approaching Hazmiyeh from Beirut look for a small
Ottoman cemetery on the left. Here are two funerary
structures, known as the "Qabr al-Wali"
or the tomb of the governor. Two of the eight
Ottoman governors of Mount Lebanon are buried
here: Franco Pacha (1868-1873) and Wassa Pacha
In the valley east of Hazmieh are the remains
of a Roman Aqueduct. Originally the aqueduct crossed
this tributary of the Beirut River for a distance
of 240 meters and although the main span has disappeared,
substantial sections can be seen on both banks.
The aqueduct is locally known as Qanaterr Zubaida.
Perhaps the name can be identified with the celebrated
Zubaida-Zainab-Zenobia of Palmyra, who may have
built it, or with Zubaudah, the wife of the Caliph
Haroun ar-Rashid. Interestingly, another Roman
aqueduct on the Nahr Ibrahim (ancient Adonis river)
bears the same name.