Sweida, (ST) - The town of Al -Majdal, located to the north-west of the city of Sweida, is characterized by its charming mountainous nature, the fertility of its soil, the beauty and magnificence of its monuments and the famous vineyards since the time of the Romans.
People lived in Al -Majdal, in the modern era, since the eighteenth century. The name, according to historical documents, is derived from twisting the rope or plaiting the hair. The word Al -Mejdal means the over looking palaces and the word Al -Majdalrefers to a noun of a position in the Arab countries. The researcher at the Antiquities Bureau at the region, Dr. Ali Abu Assaf, pointed out that the name of Al -Majdal backs to the Aramean period.