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Douma.

..... ....Father Kostantine Al-Mokhallissi thinks that the name is Greek, meaning "the house", "the building", or "the castle". The name might be taken from a Latin root Domna which is the name of one of the Byzantine queens who was famous for her beauty, Julia Domna, born in Homs in 170 AD. Her father was a priest of the Sun, worshiped as a God by the people of Homs. She was married to the Roman Augustus Septimos Sawyros. The spring in Douma that is known as El-Ayn El-Tahta has a water basin on one side of which a Greek engraving is found which says: "Here rests Castor priest of the Gods Esklipios and Egia, and I declare this place should not be sold, and whoever dares to do so, has to pay 200.000 dinars to the treasury so it can stay to my inheritors". This stone is believed to have been moved to the spring from its original place near a building which is thought to have been a temple of the God of medicine and was later transformed into a church for St. Doumit. Near the roadside just above the town is the ancient church of Mar Nohra built into the rock. From the wooden door fashioned from tree trunks to the yard shaded by a large Mediterranean oak, this charming spot is definitely worth a visit..... ....


Decree N. 2385 of 17/1/1924 as amended by law N. 76 of 3/4/1999 ( articles 2, 5, 15, 49 and 85 ) lays down as follows:
The author of a literary or artistic work, by the very fact of authorship, has absolute right of ownership over the work, without obligation of recourse to formal procedures . The author will himself enjoy the benefit of exploitation of his work, and he possesses exclusive rights of publication and of the reproduction under any form whatsoever. Whether the work in question comes under the public domain or not those persons will be liable to imprisonment for a period of one to three years and to fine of between five and fifty million Lebanese pounds, or to either one of these penalties, who
1-will have appended or caused to be appended a usurped name on a literary or artistic work;
2-will have fraudulently imitated the signature or trademark adopted by an author, with a view to deceiving the buyer;
3-will have counterfeited a literary or artistic work;
4-or will have knowingly sold, received, or put on sale or into circulation a work which is counterfeit or signed with a forged signature.
The punishment will be increased in the event of repetition.