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Race Against Time: How luxury developers are wiping out ancient Beirut

A version of this story was published in Monocle Magazine, August 2018 By Habib Battah Just...

Roman city wall removed from Beirut site

A rare and well-preserved ancient Roman wall that once surrounded Beirut has been dismantled. Photography of the site is not allowed, but from the...

Will Renzo Piano’s new tower demolish an ancient city buried under...

"We will find where you live,"  a watchman yelled at me after taking a picture of ruins on his construction site. He had followed...

New excavations across downtown Beirut, Saifi and Martyr’s Square

Archaeological excavations have been mushrooming across downtown Beirut over recent months, providing a glimpse at how the city looked and functioned in ancient times. Site...

How did ancient Beirut get tossed in a pile?

In the shadow of the towers of new Beirut, the ruins of ancient Beirut have literally been dismembered and piled up at the edge...

Ancient ruins uncovered in the ‘digital district’

A wide range of ancient structures have been uncovered in downtown Beirut that may provide important clues to the city's millennia-old history. The...

World’s oldest scale found in Lebanon, on display at AUB

The oldest known scale beam was recently found near Kfaraabida in North Lebanon and is now on display this week at the American University...

One of world’s oldest cities found in North Lebanon, may become...

Perched on a hill along the rocky coast of North Lebanon, archaeologists have uncovered what they believe is one of the world's oldest city...

New discoveries in Byblos amid resort development

If archaeologists are right, our understanding of Byblos will soon change dramatically.  For years, people have assumed that the ancient city's Phoenician port was...

How the historic Adloun coast is becoming “Nabih Berri Port”

After several weeks of organizing and documentation by activists, the minister of environment has called for a halt to a port project that threatens...