Date(s) - 12/03/2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Cornwall Museum
Richard Hoskins, Cornwall Archaeological Society
This lecture will be an illustrated tour of archaeological and contemporary sites throughout the
Lebanon. It will cover well-known sites including the multi-period site of Byblos, the Roman cities of
Baalbeck and Tyre, the Umayyad city of Anjar, the Crusader castles of Sidon, Byblos and Tripoli and
the Ottoman palace at Beiteddine. In addition, following the devastating civil war of 1975-1990,
some of the remaining battle-scarred sites around Beirut and elsewhere will be considered.
There will be an examination of how the various religious groups continue to live together under
sometimes difficult circumstances and witness in passing the 70 year old Palestinian refugee camps
and the multitude of much smaller camps, mainly in the Bekaa valley, which accommodate the 1
million plus refugees from the recent Syrian civil war.