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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...

Grand Sofar Hotel: A case for preservation

At a time when so many historic sites are being demolished in Lebanon, it's refreshing to see that some in the country are also...

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...

Demolition of Art Deco building resumes, despite governor’s order

Two years ago the Governor of Beirut issued an order to stop demolition of this historically listed Art Deco building in Gemmayze, and shared...

Inside Beit Beirut

Beit Beirut, Lebanon's first memory museum, is finally getting ready to open its doors. After at least a decade in delays, restoration work on...

Beirut heritage activist receives French medal of honor

Preserving heritage is not usually a very acceptable activity in Beirut. Activists are routinely harassed for documenting it--sometimes assaulted just for taking pictures of...