Marble Bull’s Head From The Temple of Echmoun Recovered by the Ministry of Culture

The Minister of Culture announced a couple days ago that the marble bull's head from the Phoenician temple of Echmoun was finally returned to Lebanon. The head was reportedly looted from an archaeological storage area at Byblos in the 1980s during the Lebanese civil war, and was bought by American collectors in the late 1990s for over $1 million dollars from an English art merchant. Manhattan prosecutors then took custody of the ancient bull’s head…

Gorgeous New Beirut Mural by Cuban-American Artist Jorge Rodríguez Gerada

Cuban-American Artist Jorge Rodríguez Gerada is in Beirut and has just finished the first of a series of large scale works. The mural is near the Beirut Digital District and is a collaboration between Gerada Studio and BAD. Built by Associative Data, for Beirut Digital District. Gerada has been "replacing the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers with the faces of anonymous people to question the controls imposed on public space, the role models…
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2017 Byblos Bank Award for Photography: My Two Favorite Photos

1 month ago
Every year at the Beirut Art Fair, I make sure to drop by Byblos Bank’s stand to check out photos of the Byblos Bank Award for Photography finalists. The annual award was launched in 2012 ...
Art

ASHEKMAN Awesome new Mural in Baalbeck

1 month ago
ASHEKMAN teamed up with a local independent NGO (الجمعية اللبنانية للتعايش والانماء) in Baalbeck and came up with one awesome mural honoring Lebanon’s titans Fairouz, Sabah and Wadih el Safi. The aim was to beautify ...
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One of The World’s Finest Pieces of Crystallized Gold is in Beirut

1 month ago
I just finished reading a really intriguing story regarding one of the world’s finest pieces of crystallised gold, which was acquired for the Australian Museum in Sydney, got stolen in the late 1940s and somehow ...
Architecture

How Many Guinness World Records Does Lebanon Hold?

1 month ago
I stumbled upon a friend’s comprehensive list of all the Guinness World Records Lebanon holds and there are 47 of them apparently! I looked up the Guinness World Records website and found 47 hits dating ...
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Lebanese Artist Yazan Halwani Wins Gold at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie

2 months ago
Lebanese graffiti and street artist Yazan Halwani won gold in the “Peinture” (Painting) category at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie which are currently being held in Abidjan. Les Jeux de la Francophonie are held ...
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What You’re Missing Out At The 2017 Beirut Cultural Festivals

3 months ago
Wednesday June 28th was the opening night for Beirut’s Cultural Festivals and the first screening of a “Journey Through Time”, the festival’s centerpiece and a true masterpiece. From the live orchestra, the script, the spectacular ...
Art

Beirut Cultural Festivals Awarded Guinness World Record For Largest 3D projection

3 months ago
The Beirut Cultural Festivals kick off on June 28th and preparations are still underway for the two brilliant productions that will be exclusively orchestrated and executed by talented Lebanese musicians and artists, and will be ...
Art

Alwan Beirut: The first 100% Lebanese Animated Movie

3 months ago
We’ve seen short animated movies in Lebanon before but we’ve never had a 90 minute long animated 100% Lebanese movie. Beirut Cultural Festivals want to reach out to young viewers and help them explore our ...
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