When Did The First Car Enter Lebanon?

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 at the time. Another source claims that the first car to enter Lebanon was owned by by Mr. Michel Sursock and then Dr. Graham back in 1905. However, AIA website disputes this claim by stating that Philippe Skaff was the…

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…
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Tripoli (Victoria) Naval Cemetery

9 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), ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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LAU Translates Oldest Book About #Beirut Into French, English & Arabic

1 year ago
Back in January, I was invited to attend a special event at the Center for Lebanese Heritage (CLH) at LAU where a translation of the very first book to be printed about Beirut was launched. ...
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Remembering Dr. Charles H. Malik

1 year ago
Charles Habib Malik was a Lebanese Academic, philosopher and more importantly Lebanon’s first ambassador to the UN who helped, “more than any other delegate, helped railroad the Declaration to adoption without a single dissenting vote ...
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War Hotels: Holiday Inn #Beirut Documentary

1 year ago
War Hotels is a new documentary series airing on Al Jazeera and exploring stories behind iconic hotels that were used during war. The Holiday Inn Beirut has long become a symbol of the Lebanese Civil ...
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The Story Behind This Iconic Lebanese Civil War Picture Shot 33 years Ago

2 years ago
With April 13, the remembrance day of Lebanon’s war, approaching, I found this intriguing article posted by the Guardian on a Lebanese Photographer called Maher Attar who got reunited with the one-legged mother that he ...
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