In 1942, Lebanon’s National Museum opened in Beirut, celebrating the country’s golden age, and inside, it housed some of the region’s most important artifacts. So, when the Lebanese War started in 1975, the museum staff came up with an elaborate scheme to save everything inside the museum.
In this podcast by Kerning Cultures, the story of how a small team of museum employees protect thousands of years’ worth of history.
Episode Credits & Notes
Thank you to Suzy Hakimian, Anne-Marie Afeiche and Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann for speaking to us for this episode.
This episode was produced by Alex Atack, with editorial support from Dana Ballout, Tamara Rasamny and Hebah Fisher, and fact-checking by Zeina Dowidar. Sound design by Mohamed Khreizat.
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