2,600 Year-old Wine “Factory” Discovered Five Miles South of Sidon

National Geographic shared an amazing discovery today by archaeologists in Lebanon, who have "unearthed new evidence of the extensive overseas trade in wine by the ancient Phoenicians, with the discovery of the oldest wine press in Lebanon". The excavations at Tell el-Burak have revealed the well-preserved remains of a wine press used from at least the seventh century B.C, which is the earliest wine press ever found in the Phoenician homelands. Read the full article…

Lebanese Journalist Dalal Mawad Wins The 2020 #SamirKassirAward For Best Audiovisual News Report

Here's some good news to end yet another dramatic day in Lebanon. Lebanese reporter & Journalist Dalal Mawad has won the 2020 Samir Kassir Award for the best audiovisual news report. Mawad won the foundation prize for a video documenting the challenges faced by a transgender woman in Lebanon, a very bold & challenging topic to tackle in our country. What is the Samir Kassir Award? The Samir Kassir Award for freedom of the press…
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Meryl Streep Donates $25,000 to KAFA’s Beirut Relief Work

3 months ago
Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, often described as the “best actress of her generation”, has donated a generous $25,000 to Kafa’s relief work supporting women who lost their houses, or have been injured/traumatized as a result ...
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Proclamation of the State of Greater Lebanon: Full Text

3 months ago
September 1 marks 100 years since the proclamation of the state of Greater Lebanon. Back in 1920, General Gouraud sat next to Maronite Patriarch Elias Peter Howayek at the porch of the Pine Residence in ...
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French President Macron to Meet Fairouz Upon Arriving to Lebanon

3 months ago
L’Orient Le Jour confirmed this morning that French President Emmanuel Macron, who is coming back to Lebanon on September 1st, will visit Lebanon’s voice of hope, unity and love Fairouz at her house in Antelias. ...
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Beirut-based Startup NAR Acquired by B3Bar Holdings!

3 months ago
This is amazing news! What started as a final year project back in 2014 has now been acquired by a US-based B3Bar Holdings. NAR (Next Automated Robots) is a Beirut-based startup that develops smart drone-based ...
Architecture

Discovering Lebanon’s Hidden Gems

4 months ago
From Bchara el-Khoury palace and the Rose house in Beirut, to Kfarmatta’s old mill and Bhamdoun’s synagogue, discover some of Lebanon’s hidden gems and architectural wonders through the lens of Clara Rayes. Clara is a ...
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Lebanon’s Top UN Diplomat Elected as VP of UN General Assembly

4 months ago
Dr. Amal Mudallali has officially become of the Vice Presidents of the UN General Assembly after the Middle East country was voted to the position. Dr. Mudallali has been serving as the Ambassador and Permanent ...
Art

Samy Khayath Awarded the French Recognition Medal

4 months ago
The French Ambassador honored Lebanese humorist Samy Khayyat on Friday by granting him the French Recognition Medal, to celebrate 60 years of artistic accomplishments. The ceremony was held in the SCAC Gardens, in the French ...
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Fadi el Khatib Will Play with His Son at Champville This Year

4 months ago
There aren’t that many father and son that were active players at the same time, let alone play for the same team. Fadi el Khatib and his son will be the first to do in ...
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