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Clearly the contractors had lied yesterday as I noted– they and their manager repeatedly told me there were “no ruins inside.”
The remains were much more vivid, in the close up photograph I took from the hill on the left before being assaulted and locked inside; having my arms twisted until I deleted the photo.
And yet all this seems only a small portion of the ruins on site in this image posted two weeks ago on the “Stop destroying your heritage” Facebook page.
UPDATE (July 3, 2013): Soon after this was posted, I tweeted it to the UK ambassador in Lebanon and this was his response:
So far he has been the only public or official to show interest in what happened to me (neither Estates or a single Lebanese official commented), yet I have heard nothing from Ambassador Fletcher or Allies and Morrison since this tweet almost two months ago.
Activists have also since told me that the site may have been a Hellenistic village and once occupied much of the entire plot of DistrictS. It’s unclear how much was already removed before these pictures were taken.
UPDATE 2: Thanks to all the media outlets that have covered my story.