Concerns over preserving Lebanon’s cultural heritage

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Many historical buildings in Beirut were badly damaged in last week’s devastating explosion.

Experts worry that much of Lebanon’s rich cultural heritage will be lost if the damaged buildings are randomly demolished or not properly restored.

Many of the buildings, especially in Beirut’s Gemmayzeh neighbourhood, were designed by French or Ottoman architects.

“There is no awareness about cultural heritage in Lebanon. We don’t trust our government or city municipality about that,“ Raja Noujaim, from the Association for the Protection of the Lebanese Heritage, said.

He added...


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Concerns over preserving Lebanon’s cultural heritage


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