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.
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Al Kassouf Grand Hotel

5 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

7 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 ...
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In Pictures: Bechara El Khoury Abandoned Palace in Zokak el-Blat

7 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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Visiting The Grand Aley Hotel, Also Known As Gebaily Hotel

8 months ago
I shared a piece by the Guardian earlier this year on the The Grand Aley Hotel and how it’s been for sale since 2008 after the central bank seized the hotel. Update: The owners are ...
Art

World’s Oldest Scale Found Near Kfaraabida, North Lebanon (Via Beirut Report)

8 months ago
The world’s oldest scale beam as well as other fascinating archaeological finds are currently on display at the American University of Beirut Archaeology museum. The scale beam “dates back to the early third millennium BC ...
History

An Enlightening Report On The Great Famine of Mount Lebanon (1915–1918)

10 months ago
The CMDR (Centre Maronite de Documentation et de Recherche) released a nice report on The Great Famine of Mount Lebanon between 1915 and 1918 that lead to the death of half of the population of ...
Beirut

It Took This Saida Resident A Decade To Realize He’s Living in a Synagogue

1 year ago
Most of the Lebanese Jews lived in Beirut but there were also communities in other cities like Saida and Tripoli. In fact, there were around 1,500 Jews living in Saida in the early 1970s according ...
History

The Legendary Palmyra Hotel In Baalbeck: Open Since 1874

1 year ago
I’ve been to Baalbeck quite a few times but I never had the chance to visit the legendary Palmyra hotel there. The hotel is one of the oldest in Lebanon, if not the oldest, and ...
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