The Castle of the Sea, Saïda, South Lebanon. Photo credit: François el Bacha

Lebanon / Heritage: the Castle of the Sea of Saïda

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Of the 2 castles owned by the city of Saïda, a city located 40 km south of the capital, the Château de la Mer...
The Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir

Lebanon / History: Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir

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The Maronite Patriarch Emeritus Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was born on May 15, 1920. He was the 76th...

Lebanon / History: Lebanon in the turmoil of WWII and its independence

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Lebanon, under French mandate since 1920, entered the turmoil of the Second World War when many questions arose, including that of its accession to...

Lebanon / Heritage: The thrones of Astarte from the National Museum

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Found at the temple of Echmoun located a little further north of the city of Saïda and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative...

Lebanon/Patrimony: Faqra’s watch tower

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The guard tower is part of the archaeological site of Faqra that we already know with the Great Roman Temple and less known the...

Quand l’archéologie enquête sur l’origine de la violence organisée

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Anne Lehoërff, CY Cergy Paris Université L’homme est-il naturellement porté à la violence ou, au contraire, est-il pacifique ? La société, par ses choix, son organisation...

Abd al-Kader al-Husseini : l’intellectuel révolutionnaire et le martyr idéalisé par Salwa Dbouk

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Le martyr Abd al- Kader al-Husseini est considéré comme le chef du mouvement national palestinien qui a été formé pour lutter contre l'occupation britannique...

Lebanon/History: Who is Saint Rafqa?

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Born in Himlaya, in the northern Metn on June 29, 1832, her father was Mourad Saber el-Chobok el-Rayess and her mother Rafqa Gemayel. She...

Lebanon/History: The Great Druze Revolt and the Battle of Rachaya in 1925

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Occupying the Rachaya region in west Bekaa from 1920, French troops, present in accordance with the Mandate established by the League of Nations, had...

Lebanon/Patrimony: The Church of St. Charbel de Maad and its medieval frescoes

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The church is dedicated to Mar Charbel the Elder who is said to have lived in Edessa in the 2nd century and is said...

Lebanon celebrates its centenary

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Lebanon celebrates this September 1st, the date of the Proclamation by the mandate authorities, in the presence of the main political and religious leaders,...
Le sanctuaire de Maghdouché au Sud Liban. Crédit Photo: François el Bacha pour Libnanews.com

Lebanon/Patrimony: The Virgin of Maghdouché or “Our Lady of Waiting”

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A city in southern Lebanon in the district of Saida, 50 km from Beirut, it is known to host the famous shrine of the...

Liban/Histoire: le 7 juin 1964, le jour où la Beatlemania touchait le Liban

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Anniversaire exceptionnel!! Le 7 juin 1964, alors en route pour Hong Kong dans le cadre du "The Beatles 1964 world tour", le mythique groupe...

Conserver, restaurer et mettre en valeur les ports phéniciens du Liban – Scandre Hachem

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Cet article est inspiré par la réédition de l'appel de Marie-Josée Rizkallah parue dans Libnanews en mars 2012 concernant la sauvegarde du port phénicien...
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