Electric Trains in Lebanon in the 1990s?

I stumbled upon this old piece of paper from 1994, with a whole page dedicated to Lebanon entering the era of electric trains, accompanied by a small map with all the train stops. The map is blurry and I couldn't find it anywhere else online but I did find a revised 2020 map of a national railway masterplan. The map was created by Train/Train, an NGO advocating for Lebanese railway rehabilitation & railway heritage preservation.…

Seven Facts About Lebanon at the Olympics

This Facebook post inspired me to write these interesting facts about Lebanon's participation at the Olympics throughout history. Six Lebanese athletes are currently taking part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, three women and three men. Here are some fun facts on Lebanon at the Olympics: 1- Lebanon made its Olympic debut in 1948 but its first appearance was in the 1936 Berlin Olympics when a delegation of officials attended the event. 2- Lebanon has never…
Automotive

When Did The First Car Enter Lebanon?

11 months ago
Old Beirut shared a picture yesterday of the first car to enter in Lebanon, as per their claim. The car, which was brought to Lebanon in 1906 was owned by AUB President Dr. Howard Bliss ...
Baladi

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

1 year ago
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 ...
Baladi

Proclamation of the State of Greater Lebanon: Full Text

1 year 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 ...
Music

Old Footage Shows The Beatles Arriving in Beirut

1 year ago
The Beatles never performed in Beirut but they did make a refueling stop at Beirut’s airport back in 1964 on their way to Hong Kong. The trip included several refueling stops and lasted over 24 ...
Baladi

12 Colorized Old Pictures of #Lebanon

1 year ago
LiveLoveBeirut shared today 25+ stunning old photos of Lebanon for the first time. The pictures are colorized, and include areas like Bcharre, Beirut, Nahr el Kalb, Baalbeck and others. I selected my favorite 12 shots, ...
History

Tripoli (Victoria) Naval Cemetery

1 year ago
We’ve all been to Tripoli, but I bet few of you know that there’s a naval cemetery from WWII in Al Mina. The cemetery is managed and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), ...
Old Lebanon

Ten Haunting Pictures from Lebanon’s Civil War

2 years ago
I stumbled upon a couple of pictures of the civil war taken by French Photographer Raymond Depardon, and looked up online to see if there are any galleries related to Beirut. There were two; one ...
Old Lebanon

Liza Srour, The Last Remaining Jew in Beirut

2 years ago
Vice recently published an interview with Liza Srour, the last Jew residing in Wadi Bou Jmil in Beirut. I’ve read several articles on this woman and how Beirut’s Jewish quarter evolve from a thriving 100,000-person ...
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