The Pyramid of Hermel, or Kamouh el-Hermel, is an ancient monument located near Hermel. The origin of the pyramid is shrouded in mystery and has puzzled historians.
Some suggest it may belong to Ancient Greece while others believe it to have been of Assyrian construction. The structure was subject to vandalism and graffiti over the years and some say it was looted.
Named after the Babylonian god of wisdom, the Nabu Museum in El-Heri, Chekka, displays a collection of ancient artifacts from the Bronze and Iron Age from Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Phoenician, and Mesopotamian times, as well as contemporary Lebanese cultures, and more.
However, Niemeyer’s futuristic designs have served as an inspiration for architects in the northern city. Referred to as the Rachid Karami International Fair, or Maarad Rachid Karami, the expo welcomes many visitors, hosts events, and is relatively well-maintained.
This strange snd eerie war museum is located in the village of Mleeta in southern Lebanon. It mainly features different equipment and technology remnants of the 2006 war launched by the Israeli military against Lebanon.
#6 The Grudge
Born out of spite, the Grudge (Al-Ba’sa) is the thinnest building in Beirut, and possibly all of Lebanon. An inheritance dispute between brothers led one of them to set up a building to wall off his brother’s view of the sea and reduce the value of his property. A sibling rivalry taken too far…
#7 The Egg
Built in 1965, The Egg is an unfinished movie theater that was abandoned because of the Lebanese Civil War. It was designed by the late modernist architect Joseph Philippe Karam as part of his Beirut City Center project.
This unique urban space was completed after 6 years of continuous work. Created by 109architectes and Lebanese architect Youssef Tohme, the Saint Joseph University (USJ) campus of Innovation and Sport is located near the National Museum of Beirut.
The famous airplane house is one of plenty of eccentricities in the village of Miziara, North Lebanon. It is a replica of an Airbus A380 that was built in 1975. You can take a look inside the airplane house here.
The Pyramid house is another curious structure constructed in Miziara, adding to the architectural wonders in the village. The house was inspired by Ancient Egypt. You can even find Ancient Egyptian-themed elements in the house.
#16 Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
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