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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...

The gutting of Beirut’s Roman racetrack

We often worry about extremists groups like ISIS destroying history in the Middle East. But in Beirut, private capital and well-connected developers are also...

Ruins near Bank Audi cleared?

Credit: Rayya HaddadCredit: Rayya HaddadEarlier this summer I posted pictures taken by my photographer friend Rayya Haddad of the extensive ruins discovered near the...

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...

Roman wall removed from Beirut Hippodrome site

It survived some 2,000 years of wars and conquest, but the wall above is now gone. Archeologists believe it belonged to the Roman Hippodrome...

Developer to resume dismantling of Hippodrome

A work cessation order at Beirut's Roman Hippodrome site has been overruled and the dismantlement of ruins belonging to the 2,000 year old chariot...

Al Jadeed picks up hippodrome story

Leading Lebanese TV station Al Jadeed has just published a piece following up on my article in the BBC this week on developer plans...

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...

Beirut’s lost Roman hippodrome unearthed, to be dismantled

"There are four known Roman hippodromes in the Middle East," a veteran archeologist recently told me. "In Beirut, they are destroying the fifth." He was...