A Virtual Travel Through Time To Bring Baalbek Back to Life

The Directorate General of Antiquities in Lebanon launched, in collaboration with the German Archaeological Institute and Flyover Zone, an application called "Baalbek Reborn: Temples" that provides a digital reconstruction of Baalbek temples and explains the history of the city through the tour. On the virtual tour, you can choose to follow a guided tour of Baalbek or follow your curiosity and explore the site map on the virtual tablet. However, as you take your virtual…

Heritage and Roots: An Amazing Page on Lebanese History & Heritage

I recently found out about Charles al-Hayek's YouTube channel after he appeared on one of Sarde After Dinner's podcasts. Charles is a historian and researcher working on bringing Lebanese and Arabic cultural heritage on social media. Historical channels may seem boring to many but Charles has a very engaging and fun way of tackling Lebanese heritage, history and traditions. His latest was a short video explaining the origins of the "I am the Sorrowful Mother"…
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Make a Virtual Visit To Seven Lebanese Churches This Year

1 week ago
Last year, I shared a blogpost on churches you can visit virtually around the world for the The Seven Churches Visitation tradition. This year, XYZ Lebanon setup a website to give all Lebanese Christians the ...
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The Goethe Institute Offers Support To The Sursock Museum

3 weeks ago
The Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum is one of Lebanon’s most important and most visited museums. It first opened in 1961 with a mission to collect, preserve, and exhibit local and international art, and played key ...
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Rare Shots From Inside the Jeita Grotto

3 weeks ago
Photographer Florian Kriechbaumer shared on his instagram yesterday rare shots from inside the Jeita Grotto. Tourists are forbidden from taking pictures inside the grotto but Kriechbaumer was exceptionally allowed to snap few shots hours after ...
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Pope Francis Will Visit Lebanon After Iraq

1 month ago
Pope Francis told reporters after completing his historic trip to Iraq that his next destination will be Lebanon, but he did not specify the date. The 83-year old head of the Catholic Church plans to ...
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The Lebanon Outsourcing Initiative by B.O.T

1 month ago
A new and exciting initiative was launched this week aimed at linking global companies to Lebanese professionals in the digital, technology, creative, finance and other fields. The [Lebanon Outsourcing Initiative], launched by Bridge. Outsource. Transform ...
Automotive

Toni Breidinger is NASCAR’s first Arab-American Driver

1 month ago
Toni Breidinger, an American of Lebanese descent, is the first-ever Arab-American female driver to take part in a NASCAR national series, after racing in the 2021 ARCA season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida. ...
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IXSIR’s Grande Réserve Rosé 2018 Voted Best Rosé Of The World

2 months ago
More than 190,000 wine professionals and enthusiasts from 115 countries weighed in, casting some 3 million votes against 204,675 different wines. After this voting period, the top 100 in each category went on to be ...
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Lebanese Photographer Akl Yazbeck Wins 2021 Dakar Rally Émilie-Poucan Award

2 months ago
Sports Photographer Akl Yazbeck has won the 11th edition of the Émilie-Poucan Award at the 2021 Dakar Rally that was held in Saudi Arabia. The jury this year exceptionally chose two photos for the award, ...
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