National Museum of Beirut, Beirut

4.7
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National Museum of Beirut survived the area's frequent conflict and adversity, preserving a diverse collection of archaeological objects. Opened in 1942, the museum exhibits roughly 1,300 artifacts excavated from the country's earliest prehistoric settlements and sites dating back to the more recent Mamluk dynasty. Roam across two floors of displays, stopping on the hour at the audiovisual room for a short film depicting the collection's preservation during the war years. Exhibits are displayed in English. Work out when and for how long to visit National Museum of Beirut and other Beirut attractions using our handy Beirut route builder site .
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  • Meticulously archived and eloquently explained by our guide Marcel-the mosaics were some of the most beautiful ones I have seen  more »
  • My limited knowledge of history was challenged. It’s a really impressive history of the Lebanese past that ties it well with the whole region.  more »
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  • History is summarized in here very well. To see real objects is better than just reading books. Many cultures were passed through in this area since human history was started.
  • Beautiful museum chronicling Lebanon's history. Very well laid out and definitely worth a visit! Make sure to follow the signs to view the museum in chronological order.
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