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…

Footage from War-Ravaged Down Town Beirut

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 years and I had never seen this level of destruction ever in my life. Let's hope Lebanese will never have to face another civil war and that we will be able to turn the page once and for all. While…
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Awesome Shots from The Egg – Beirut

7 months 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

8 months 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

10 months 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

11 months 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

1 year 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

1 year 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, ...
History

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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Back when a Full Ski Day Used to Cost 25 Liras

2 years ago
I found this old poster on Save Beirut Heritage’s FB page taken from the Daily Star and it dates back to January 15 1966. The poster is by Kurban Tours (not sure if it’s the ...
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