Plans to dismantle Beirut hippodrome reach BBC front page

That’s a screen shot from BBC’s news site today and you’ll see my latest piece as the second story. It looks at the battle to preserve the recently uncovered Roman hippodrome in Beirut, which is one of five in the Middle East. But that hasn’t stopped developers from going ahead with plans to build multi-million dollar homes on the site.

Archeologists say it’s just one of many places in Lebanon where ruins are disappearing in favor of real estate projects. Read the whole article with exclusive pictures here …and please share!

The last time a major archeological dig in Beirut got a lot of publicity, the Minister actually cancelled the real estate project planned for the site.