American University of Beirut Museum, Beirut

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Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. A teaching-centered research university, AUB has 717 instructional faculty and a student body of more than 7,800 students. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking, life-long learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership.

The University, which was granted institutional accreditation in June 2004 by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States, includes six faculties: Agricultural and Food Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, Health Sciences, Medicine (which includes the Rafic Hariri School of Nursing), and the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business.
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  • The Archaeology Museum is located in the grounds of American University Beirut in the Hamra district. To access the grounds of University you deposit your ID, eg Passport, at the security hut and coll...  more »
  • We haven't been inside because you need to give your passport as bail to enter the museum and our passports were at the hotel. They didn't accept a fotocopy of our passports. Very strange. We didn't r...  more »
  • I had some time spare in my itinerary so i went to this museum, and i was very glad i did. Their collection is excellent and very well laid out, with informative descriptions in English. I recommend t...  more »
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  • This museum is admittedly dwarfed by the National Museum but if it was in any other city around the world it would be a prized possession. The artifacts and sculptures are displayed chronologically. The amount of glass were and ceramic were in good condition is amazing. Very good descriptions and collection. One is not overwhelmed. Be sure and visit the Geological dusplays at the adjacent Department of Geology. Both museums are free of charge. Located on the verdant grounds of the historic American University of Beirut.
  • Worth every minute of the visit. Highly recommended to see an amazing experience
  • Very nice archeological museum, with over four different rooms each room containing see through protection glass and each glass represents a certain era in the period of humanity dating from the first found plates all the way to stone age tools and ceramic items. All giving an aesthetically pleasing feels knowing that American University of Beirut has one of the best archaeological museums internationally, proving as a pride to the Lebanese and their dedication. More over there exists a geological museum on the top floors containing very rare sitings of all the different geostones one can find in very rare locales.
  • AUB.. the great
  • One of the most beautiful university campuses I’ve ever seen! Loads of greenery, including some really spectacular banyan trees, and some interesting architecture, most notably Issam Fares institute building by Zaha Hadid.
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