And yet all this seems only a small portion of the ruins on site in this image posted two weeks ago on the “Stop destroying your heritage” Facebook page.
I think the public deserves an explanation from the men running this project at Estates as well as the prominent British firm Allies and Morrison, which has done the design.
UPDATE (July 3, 2013): Soon after this was posted, I tweeted it to the UK ambassador in Lebanon and this was his response:
@habib_b@alliesmorrison Thank you for letting me know Habib – will be seeking to get all possible info about this worrying situation. — Tom Fletcher (@HMATomFletcher) May 15, 2013
So far he has been the only public or official to show interest in what happened to me (neither Estates or a single Lebanese official commented), yet I have heard nothing from Ambassador Fletcher or Allies and Morrison since this tweet almost two months ago.
Activists have also since told me that the site may have been a Hellenistic village and once occupied much of the entire plot of DistrictS. It’s unclear how much was already removed before these pictures were taken.
UPDATE 2: Thanks to all the media outlets that have covered my story.