Baalbeck’s Megalithic Stone Blocks: Ancient Engineering or Aliens?

I spent my Sunday morning reading about Baalbeck's massive stone blocks and how no one has figured out yet how Romans were able to cut with such precision a 3,000 ton stone, why and how were they transported all the way to Baalbeck and why isn't there any other site that looks like Baalbek? Several websites wrote about this mystery, including the NewYork back in 2014 and several scientists and archeologists came up with theories…

Independence Parade – Lebanon 1971

We had more warplanes and helicopters back in 1971 than we currently have now. Unfortunately, the 12 Mirages that we got from France were never really used due to lack of funds and later sold to Pakistan. Here's another video showing Prince Fayssal's visit to Lebanon in 1971 where his plane was escorted by the Lebanese Air Force's Mirages.
Fun

A Nice Compilation of #OldLebanon Pictures

2 months ago
How did Beirut, Tyre, Jounieh, Taanayel, Beqaa, Tripoli, Nahr el Kalb, Dahr el Baydar, Baalbeck, Bekfaya and many other regions in Lebanon look like between the 1950s and 70s? I just stumbled upon this beautiful ...
Fun

A Lebanese Wedding From The 1960s

3 months ago
The Lebanese Heritage shared an old footage showing a Lebanese wedding from the 1960s. No doomsday Zaffe, no dancing floor, no fireworks, no drones, no Ali el Deek, no first dance, no “You can leave ...
Architecture

Pictures of The “Laziza Grande Brasserie du Levant” Before it Gets Demolished

3 months ago
The Laziza brewery (“Laziza Grande Brasserie du Levant”), which was established in the early 1930s and closed in 2003 is getting demolished to make way for a new project called “Mar Mikhael Village” by renowned ...
Advertising

Superjus Ad – 1975

4 months ago
Hot (Lebanese?) girls in bikinis tanning and drinking Superjus. I wonder how will people perceive such an ad if it was done nowadays? Funnily enough, I was checking the comments on OldBeirut’s FB page and ...
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Al Kassouf Grand Hotel

6 months ago
Check out these beautiful shots that I took from inside the iconic Al Kassouf Hotel in Shweir, which was built in the 1930s and damaged during the war. According to a 2013 post on Shweir.com, ...
History

Lebanon at the Disco Dance Finals in 1980

8 months ago
I have no idea how my friend Mark dug out this video but it’s pretty cool. There was a Lebanese participant at the the 1980 Disco Dance World Finals called Henri Daou. I have no ...
Architecture

A Look inside Le Grand Théâtre de Beirut

8 months ago
Le Grand Théâtre de Beirut or Beirut’s Grand Theater is one of the last remaining relics of pre-war Beirut. This landmark building was built in the late 1930s and was a venue for performances of ...
Baladi

In Pictures: Bechara El Khoury Abandoned Palace in Zokak el-Blat

8 months ago
Zokak el-Blat used to be one of the upper class districts in Beirut where villas and palaces were built. It was also the first area to have a paved road, hence its name. Two of ...
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