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…

Ten Haunting Pictures from Lebanon’s Civil War

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 labeled "Beyrouth Centre Ville" and another "Lebanon Civil War". I'm sharing few of them, you can check out the rest on this . LEBANON. 1978. Civil War. LEBANON. East Beirut. Achrafieh district.1978. Civil War.A young man stands in his bombed…
Old Lebanon

Liza Srour, The Last Remaining Jew in Beirut

2 years 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

3 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

3 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 ...
Baladi

Awesome Shots from The Egg – Beirut

3 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 ...
Automotive

Street Bike Stunts – Beirut 1979

3 years ago
If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of the modern “Zouzou Ebba”, check out this 1979 video shot in Beirut with bikers pulling some crazy stunts. Zero security measures, zero safety and the bikers are ...
Baladi

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

3 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. ...
Baladi

Remembering Dr. Charles H. Malik

3 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 ...
History

War Hotels: Holiday Inn #Beirut Documentary

3 years 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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