In Pictures: Phoenicia Hotel In Beirut From 1961 Till 2015

The oldest picture of Phoenicia I was able to find. It was taken before the grand opening in 1961 Phoenicia Beirut was celebrating its 50th anniversary around the same time four years ago. This majestic landmark at the heart of Beirut was inaugurated back in 1961 by the Lebanese businessman Najib Salha and was one of the best hotels in the whole area. The hotel was a victim of the Lebanese civil war and had…

The First Naturalized Foreign Citizen In China’s History Was Lebanese-American

This is a rather old story but a fascinating one and I am surprised I've never heard about it until now. It's about a Lebanese-American doctor called Georges Hatem, also known as Ma Haide or Dr. Ma, who became the first foreigner to be granted citizenship in the People's Republic of China. He was also the first foreign member of the Chinese Communist Party and Mao Zedung's personal doctor. Who is Georges Hatem? George Hatem…
Architecture

The New Yorker On The Myth of Baalbeck’s Megalith

2 years ago
Photo credit: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. German Archeologists made an incredible discovery a month ago in Baalbeck when they found right next to the “Hajar Al Hibla” in Baalbeck, the world’s biggest ancient stone block. The ...
History

The World’s Largest Ancient Stone Block Found In Baalbeck!

2 years ago
Photo credit: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. German Archeologists have discovered right next to the “Hajar Al Hibla” in Baalbeck, or the stone of the pregnant woman, the biggest known ancient stone block. The stone is more ...
History

Old Picture From Antelias

2 years ago
via Qadiman This is a picture taken back in 1958 showing American units on the Antelias shore which is almost where the Golden beach is now. I had no clue the Americans landed that far ...
History

20 Pictures Of Al Sa’eh Library in Tripoli Before It Got Torched

3 years ago
Picture via Natheer Halawani A lot of people haven’t unfortunately heard about this decades-old library in Tripoli up until it got torched today, so I did some research and pulled out old pictures and information ...
History

Beirut Photographer – Witness

3 years ago
An interesting documentary but let’s hope that will be the last war we hear about. In 1981, George Azar, a Lebanese-American, crossed the Syrian border into Lebanon. He carried an inexpensive camera, less than $100 ...
History

Americas Stonehenge & Ancient Phoenicians

3 years ago
[YouTube] Wolter believes America’s Stonehenge is related to England’s Stonehenge and that ancient Phoenicians are common to both. An interesting documentary. ...
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