Art, History & Culture
With the support of the Ministry of Tourism, we explore a few of the country’s museums dedicated to showcasing the work of local and international artists.
After more than a decade of renovations, the Lebanese National Library reopened its doors to the public earlier this month, at its new location in Sanayeh.
Used by numerous religions to mark the repetitions of prayers, chants or devotions, misbaha (prayer beads) are an important part of our Lebanese heritage. We learn more.
Saida’s historic Debbane Palace is one of the few remaining examples of Ottoman architecture in the city.
From the coastal towns of the north, to the mountainous villages of Lebanon, basket making is rooted in Lebanese tradition.
Statues, some standing bold, others crumbling and forgotten, can be found all over Beirut. Revealing the vibrant history and iconic figures of Lebanon’s past, we take a closer look. Beirut is…
In Lebanon, backgammon is much more than just a game to pass the time; it’s tied into Lebanese identity. With the support of the Ministry of Tourism, we explore the ritual.
Located in Banque du Liban’s headquarters in Hamra, the Banque du Liban Museum documents the political history of Lebanon through its many currencies.
The southern town of Jezzine is renowned for its ornate firebird cutlery. Made of elaborately inlaid bone and a phoenix-shaped handle, the design of the firebird changes from family to family but the story is the same.
It might take a stretch of the imagination to envisage a fully-functional rail network in Lebanon, but for the older generation the railway is a nostalgic memory of Lebanon’s golden past.