Articles in Iraqi Community, Arts & Culture, Cities, Towns & Villages, Maronite Church, People, Technology, Travel & Tourism and education

Afraid of Visiting Lebanon? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be

by Bill Wiatrak on

THE U.S. IMMIGRATION OFFICER asked me where I had flown in from. “Lebanon,” I replied. “It’s pretty dangerous over there,” he remarked. “Actually, it’s not,” I countered. “They were some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.”... Read full article

Did you know the following about Lebanon?

on

The name Lebanon comes from the Semitic root lbn, meaning “white”, likely a reference to the snow-capped Mount Lebanon. Occurrences of the name have been found in texts from the library of Ebla, which date to the third millennium BC...... Read full article

Spring hikes in Lebanon's blossoming nature

on

All too often we get caught up in the fast paced city life of Beirut and forget to find time to escape into nature. Fortunately, Lebanon boasts incredible mountains, forests, rivers, waterfalls and lakes that are just waiting to bring us back...... Read full article

Lebanese descended from Biblical Canaanites: genetic study

on

Modern day Lebanese people are largely descended from an ancient tribe ordered to be annihilated or forced from the land in the Bible. The Canaanites, who according to the Old Testament occupied the Jewish Promised Land, were largely conquered ...... Read full article

Lebanese legend Sabah dies aged 87

on

Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, died Wednesday at her residence, local media said. Sabah is among the most prolific Arab singers, with around 3,500 songs in her repertoire. The actress and singer was born in Beirut in 1927, she was 87.... Read full article

Jbeil (Byblos)

on

Byblos: The name originated from 'biblion', that is book. The word 'bible' is derived from the Greek 'ta b blia', which means 'the books'. Byblos is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. According to Phoenician tradition, Byblos was...... Read full article

National Museum of Beirut

on

The National Museum of Beirut currently exhibits 1300 artifacts from its collection of approximately 100,000 objects.The museum displays follow a chronological circuit beginning in Prehistory and ending in the Ottoman ...... Read full article

From Colombia to Lebanon: Father Dario Escobar

on

In his spartan hermitage several kilometres up a narrow footpath in northern Lebanon's Qadisha Valley, only one trait remains from Dario Escobar's previous life: a love of football. The 75-year-old recluse hails from a wealthy Colombian family...... Read full article

CNN: Lebanon, The Mediterranean's unlikely surf destination

by Bianca Britton on

Off the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon lies a seaside town that locals call the "7-kilometer playground." Known for its sandy beaches, the ancient beach town Jiyeh is a rarity along the country's long, rocky coastline.... Read full article

The Sensational Architecture of the Strangest Village in Lebanon

on

Follow the road meandering through endless olive tree fields. Ask for directions again and again from old men chatting on the side of the road at an Abi Nasr cafe. Make a detour through Ehden, and you'll reach what looks on first sight like a typical... Read full article

Advertisement