Category: Lebanon

Bloomberg’s ‘new’ Seven World Wonders no 2: Baalbek, Lebanon; Zimasa Katamzi; Getaway

Photo: Getaway

Bloomberg’s second of the Seven Wonders of the World is Baalbek, also known as the City of the Sun, and is located in Lebanon.

Source: Bloomberg’s ‘new’ Seven World Wonders no 2: Baalbek, Lebanon

Lebanon / Heritage: the old city of Tire in South Lebanon; Francois El Bacha; Libna News

Photo credit: Francois El Bacha

Tire, one of the premier cities in the region, was founded in the 3rd millennium BC. It will shine so much in History through its trading posts and will found Carthage, a Punic city which will compete with Rome.

Source: Lebanon / Heritage: the old city of Tire in South Lebanon

Virtual-tourism app brings 2,000 years of history to life; Andre Ramshaw; Vancouver Sun

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New app reconstructs the ancient glory of Baalbak’s Roman ruins in Lebanon; The Frontier Post

 

Photo source: Frontier Post

In 1898, an unlikely royal visit was made to the 10,000-year-old city of Baalbek, a jewel in the crown of Lebanon’s archeological history. As part of his grand tour of the Orient — an expedition that involved 100 coaches, 230 tents and 10 guides — the last emperor of Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and his wife Augusta Victoria were awestruck by Baalbek’s famed Roman ruins.

Source: New app reconstructs the ancient glory of Baalbak’s Roman ruins in Lebanon – The Frontier Post

Take a Virtual Tour of Lebanon’s Ancient Roman Ruins, Restored; Kinsey Gidick; Mental Floss

Photo credit: DAI, OA, I. WAGNER

The free Baalbek Reborn app transports armchair travelers to the year 215 CE to see some of the Roman Empire’s most ambitious buildings.

Source: Take a Virtual Tour of Lebanon’s Ancient Roman Ruins, Restored

Virtual Tour Restores Baalbek’s Stunning Roman Temples to Their Former Glory; Livia Gershon; Smithsonian Magazine

The free online experience allows users to toggle between views of the ancient Lebanese city today and as it appeared in 215 A.D.

Source: Virtual Tour Restores Baalbek’s Stunning Roman Temples to Their Former Glory

Lebanon’s ancient Roman Baalbek temples reborn; Al Jazeera

 

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13 Stunning Places to Visit in Lebanon; Kate McCulley; Adventurous Kate

What are the best places to visit in Lebanon? From Beirut to Byblos to Tyre, these are the most beautiful places in Lebanon to visit on your trip.

Source: 13 Stunning Places to Visit in Lebanon | Adventurous Kate

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The Oldest Cities In The World; Jana Gregorio; World Atlas

For millennia, humans have congregated and formed cities as a way to ensure protection, access to food and water, and even just to fulfill our social needs.

Source: The Oldest Cities In The World

12 Beautiful Temples in Asia to Add on Your Bucket List; Melo Villareal; Out of Town Blog

Though there are literally thousands of temples in Asia, Melo Villareal is going to share with you 12 most popular ones.

Source: 12 Beautiful Temples in Asia to Add on Your Bucket List – Out of Town Blog

Travel: 7 best kept secrets of the Middle East; Nilanjana Javed; Gulf News

These destinations in the Middle East should be next on your bucket list.

Source: Travel: 7 best kept secrets of the Middle East

Post-Coronavirus Travel Bucket List: The Arab World; Michael Bamidele; Guardian Nigeria

Like millions of people currently under lockdown across the world, you are probably wondering when the pandemic will end so that life can become normal again. There are so many things to do as well as many places to explore. For this bucket list, we would explore the Arab world. The Arab world mainly consists of the Arabic-speaking countries and populations in North Africa and Western Asia.

Source: Post-Coronavirus Travel Bucket List: The Arab World

10 Up And Coming Destinations In The Middle East; Chelsie Evans; World Atlas

These 10 destinations are just a snapshot of the incredible experiences ready for you to explore in The Middle East.

Source: 10 Up And Coming Destinations In The Middle East

A surprise on every corner on an adventure trip to Lebanon; Anne Gorringe; Bristol Business

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Why Lebanon’s 293-Mile Hiking Trail Is More Than a Trekking Route; Sabine Hrechdakian; Afar

Source: Why Lebanon’s 293-Mile Hiking Trail Is More Than a Trekking Route

19 of the best places to visit in July; Elizabeth Atkin; Wanderlust

Find out the best destinations for a July holiday, including places with warm weather in July, July wildlife watching trips, long term travel adventures and the best cultural festivals in July…

Source: 19 of the best places to visit in July

Athens to Byblos: Visiting the world’s five most ancient cities; Bob Taylor; CDN

Today’s travel article journeys to five of the world’s most ancient cities: Athens, Aleppo, Varanasi, Jericho and Byblos.

Source: Athens to Byblos: Visiting the world’s five most ancient cities

Can Lebanon’s cedars outlive climate change and a pesky insect?; Marcello Rossi; Al Jazeera

As rising temperatures threaten to sweep away the remaining cedar forests, a tiny green grub is making matters worse.

Source: Can Lebanon’s cedars outlive climate change and a pesky insect?

15 Ancient Engineering Marvels (Eastern); Kashyap Vyas; Interesting Engineering

Check out these ancient engineering marvels from the eastern parts of the world that demonstrate human’s creativity at its best.

Source: 15 Ancient Engineering Marvels (Eastern)

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