Tripoli (Victoria) Naval Cemetery

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 , whose mission is to commemorate the 1.7 million dead men and women in the armed forces of the British Empire, and is in charge of over 20,000 locations in more than 150 locations around the world. In 1893, a collision…

Remembering The #ArmenianGenocide: Antoura School’s Mass Grave

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 to be an orphanage was in fact a torture center where over 1,000 Armenian and Kurd children, aged between 3 and 15, "were subjected to the systematic Ottoman program of plunder, starvation, kidnapping, human trafficking, rape and murder". It was…
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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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The Awesome Story Behind Moussa Castle

2 years ago
Even though I’ve been to Moussa Castle several times, I had no idea that the man who built it was still alive and for some reason never had the curiosity to look him up. Unfortunately, ...
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A Saudi Warning to Lebanon from 1967

2 years ago
OldBeyrouth shared yesterday an excerpt from an article published in 1967 depicting the reactions of Lebanese officials following a Saudi warning. The warning apparently came after a Lebanese newspapers attacked the Kingdom but the Lebanese ...
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