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…
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When Did The First Car Enter Lebanon?

10 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 ...
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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 ...
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), ...
History

Remembering The #ArmenianGenocide: Antoura School’s Mass Grave

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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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