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…

Proclamation of the State of Greater Lebanon: Full Text

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 Beirut to declare the creation and independence of the state of Greater Lebanon under the guardianship of the League of Nations. September 1, 2020: French President Macron chose this symbolic date to visit Beirut once again after he had called…
Music

Old Footage Shows The Beatles Arriving in Beirut

3 months 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

6 months 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

7 months 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

1 year 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

1 year 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 ...
History

Remembering The #ArmenianGenocide: Antoura School’s Mass Grave

1 year ago
When I first heard about Antoura’s mass grave, it was truly troubling reading what these poor kids went through at the hands of the Ottomans as part of their ruthless “Turkification” program. What was supposed ...
History

Footage from War-Ravaged Down Town Beirut

1 year ago
With April 13, the remembrance day of Lebanon’s war occurring today, I found this post-civil war footage by Nabil Chehade of Beirut’s Downtown. I remember we went to visit Down Town Beirut during my school ...
Baladi

Awesome Shots from The Egg – Beirut

1 year ago
The Egg was built in 1966 by Lebanese architect Joseph Philip Karam. It was one part of a modernist set of buildings, a sort of multi-user complex including an egg-spaced shell and two high towers ...
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