Why You Must Visit The National Museum Of Beirut

The 5500 square meters site (relatively small for a museum) holds more than 100,000 historical pieces. Only 1,300 are exhibited for tourists and locals to see.

During the Lebanese Civil War in 1975, and because of its location near the former greenline, the building suffered extensive damage. Despite this, most of the artifacts were saved by last-minute preventive measures.

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🇱🇧 I could say that this funerary sarcophagus inspired by the Trojan War is my favorite piece of the Beirut Museum. Why? From the school I was delighted with the scenes described in the Iliad of Homer. The illiad was a plot that lies in the anger of Achilles where the events occurred during 51 days in the tenth and final year of the Trojan War. The title of the work derives from the Greek name of Troy, Ιlión. Because of the Iliad (Iliad), whenever I could I studied about the Trojan War and its characters, both Trojans and Greeks. The piece is known as: "Sarcophagus with the legend of Achilles" On the front we can see Priam on his knees before Achilles begging him for the body of his son Hector who is tied to the feet of a war chariot, similar to a wagon, in English it is known as Chariot and towards one of the sides Achilles is observed sitting in the form of a duel before a prisoner who will be executed by the steel of Patroclus before the eyes of Achilles. Everything is sarcophagus was made in marble in the City of Tire, 2nd century AD – Roman epoch in Phenicia. Current Lebanon 🇱🇧 // The Romans arrived in the year 64 a. C to Lebanon. #Museum #Lebanon #Liban #Libano #Lubnan #Archeology #Old #Rock #Construction #Construccion #Building #Trojan #Trip #Travel #Tourism #Saida #History #Travelblogger #Canon #Photography #Photographer #Photos #Antique #Tyre #Mediterranean #VisitLebanon #Traveling #Viaje #Troy #Greece

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Today, and after a major renovation, the National Museum of Beirut takes back its initial position. And it’s considered a leading collector for ancient Phoenician objects.

The building is inspired by the Egyptian revival architecture and is built with Lebanese ochre limestone.

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Phoenician walk

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It consists of a basement, a ground floor, a mezzanine floor, and a terrace; the central block is covered by a glass roof above the mezzanine giving natural overhead light.

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Lebanese pilgrim flask (4th century AD) 🌈

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The items displayed follow a chronological circuit, beginning in Prehistory and ending in the Ottoman era.

The circuit begins on the ground floor where 83 large objects are displayed, these include sarcophagi, mosaics statues, and reliefs.

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#iseedeadpeople #جثث

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The upper floor displays 1,243 small and medium-sized artifacts arranged by chronological order and by theme. They are placed in modern showcases with soft lighting and magnifying glasses that emphasize the aesthetic aspect of the artifacts.

A large number of anthropoid sarcophagi are displayed in the basement in a specially air-conditioned (chilling) room.

A newly opened part of the museum’s basement displays the mommies of ‘Assi el Hadath cave of Qadisha valley. The mummified individuals are still a mystery.

The National Museum of Beirut is a must-see. It is a gem in our busy capital that often goes unnoticed.

You can visit the museum for free every day except Mondays from 9AM till 5PM.

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