A roadtrip in Lebanon back in 1948

A roadtrip in Lebanon back in 1948

Back in May 1948, Ivan Dmitri, a well-known American Photographer, decided to travel across Lebanon with his crew in a Woodie Wagon. They visited many places around the country, starting from Beirut and the coastal cities all the way up to Bsharri and the Cedars, Bekaa Valley, Hammana, and many other places.

Let’s travel 74 years back in time and discover Lebanon through his lens.

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The abandoned stones of Baalbeck

The abandoned stones of Baalbeck

Most of you have visited the city of Baalbeck but probably haven’t seen these 2000-year-old Roman monoliths.

The Stone of the Pregnant Woman, together with other nearby stone blocks, are among the largest monoliths ever quarried. The building blocks were presumably intended for Jupiter temple but they never made it out of the quarry.

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