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National Museum of Beirut

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Address: Corner of useum Street, Damascus Street and Abdallah El Yafi Avenue., Beirut, Lebanon
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Lebanese Treasure

A beautiful Lebanese Treasure that is under valued by its very own people. I would have loved to see the treasures that are not on display as I have heard several times that if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

A beautiful Lebanese Treasure that is under valued by its very own people. I would have loved to see the treasures that are not on display as I have heard several times that if they would want to exhibit all, they would need all of Beirut city center to do so.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

It is one of the most amazing places that i have ever met in my life, rich history showing the cycles that the whole area went through for ages... I adore this place but it needs maintenance.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Its a must if you are into museums and in Beirut, it has rare phoenician pieces and the salvaged heritage of Lebanese history.

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Thank Alain A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Amazingly, for a national museum, especially in the Middle East, the National Museum of Beirut is not highly politicized. In fact, it's a great museum that isn't too big where you can learn some interesting facts about the region and its people from various points in history. The exhibits are well laid out and the atmosphere is quite modern despite... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

A great place for history lovers and for any one who want to get more knowledge about this area. Many interesting things and you can get a tablet to get more details or you can just download the museum app. to your smart phone and scan the barcodes to get more details about many pieces. Plz not that the admin... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Since my middle daughter is an archeologist, this museum was on her "must" to-do list during our trip to Beirut. We had planned an hour thereabout ended up spending 3 hours as it was so wonderful to see. Its a hidden gem and I wish more people would go there. Their museum shop was also great and we ended up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

There is no doubt that Lebanon has the most ancient history around the world. I advice every one who is interested in the old and ancient history to visit this place...

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Thank Elie S
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The National Museum of Beirut currently exhibits 1300 artifacts. The museum displays follow a chronological circuit beginning in Prehistory and ending in the Ottoman era. In the lower floor you will Enjoy what remains from sarcophagus, mosaics, statues and reliefs. While in the upper floor small artifacts are displayed with soft lighting and magnifying glasses that emphasize the beauty of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The museum in Mathaf is a good opportunity to see ancient mosaics, status etc. The description on each can be more elaborated.

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Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The national museum of beirut has alot of fabulous masterpieces that you can gaze at for many hours. The place is very big and very chic

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