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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...

Ruins cleared near port of Beirut

Following our last post about the vast ruins site uncovered near the "Beirut Digital District" construction site, a reader got in touch and sent...

Clues to Roman Beirut at Saifi dig?

Roman Berytus was one of the most lavish cities in the empire, featuring a massive chariot race track and theatre complex where 1,400 gladiators...

District S ruins finally revealed

Many readers of this blog will remember when I was physically assaulted by site staff at the excavation for the $300 million District S...

Update: New photos inside Saifi dig

Soon after posting about the ruins discovered at the Saifi Plaza excavation, an activist got in touch over a Facebook thread and shared a...

Ruins discovered under Saifi 477

It's not been easy to post about Beirut with all the carnage happening in Gaza. But that doesn't mean Lebanese developers have paused their...

Massive excavation continues at Saifi

I was lucky enough to pass by the Saifi dig (above) today when the gate was briefly open. Notice the huge amount of blue...

New ruins near Bank Audi

Source: Rayya Haddad A series of structures have been recently discovered in central Beirut. They include several arched buildings or chambers. Here is a zoom...

What’s being dug up at Saifi Gardens?

There appears to be a lot of interesting ruins being dug up at the new Safi Gardens development.The residential project occupies two plots at...

It could be nothing…

A friend recently sent me a picture of a major construction site going up in Hamra.It's probably the biggest tower going up in the...

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