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On August 31, the Directorate General for Antiquities in Lebanon returned 18 mosaics seized a year and a half ago to its Syrian counterpart. Al-...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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For two decades, archaeological excavations in Beirut have rarely paused. Whenever new Roman-era antiquities are dusted off, the standard question is...
Monday, August 5, 2013
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In 2008, archaeologists found huge Roman baths in the Saifi area of Beirut. The baths were dismantled and later integrated into the new building...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
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A decade after looters made off with a large chunk of the National Museum of Iraq’s collections, the museum is still closed to the public. Renovation...
Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Maad is a small village in the Lebanese district of Jbeil, home to the historic church of St. Charbel. Built in the 10th Century AD, the church is...
Sunday, February 10, 2013
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Last summer, a team from the American University of Beirut (AUB) discovered the first Phoenician temple in Tyre. The temple was actually found forty...
Monday, December 3, 2012
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One of the oldest dwellings in Beirut has been discovered in the Sofil area of Achrafieh, a neighborhood currently at the center of a heated debate...
Monday, November 5, 2012
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Phoenician inscriptions and coins depicting the legend of Europa, daughter of the King of Sour (Tyre), and religious rites and rituals were some of...
Saturday, September 8, 2012
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In Jal al-Bahr, at the entrance of the city of Tyre, an ancient Phoenician burial chamber was discovered in which seven adults, two children and five...
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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Qadisha Valley is struggling to maintain its pristine beauty as developers and nearby residents wage a war of attrition against this UN-designated...
Friday, July 27, 2012
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