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Beit Beirut, Beirut

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Beit Beirut is a museum and urban cultural center celebrating the history of Beirut and namely the civil war. The cultural center is in the restored Barakat building, also known as the "Yellow house", a historic landmark designed by Youssef Aftimus.
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  • Beit Beirut is a museum and urban Cultural Center in remembrance of the history of Beirut and specifically the civil War. It is also called "Yellow House" by the ochre sandstone that is painted, "Memorial Museum" and "House of Beirut". It was built in 1924 by Youseff Aftimus and two more divisions were added in 1932. With the beginning of the Civil War [1975 -1990, 120mm deaths] this building was occupied by Christian soldiers and used by the "snipers" as they ensured the control of the crossroads of the building and was the line Delimitation that separated the warring factions. is a symbol of the civil war.
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  • This museum was a real eye opener for me and I found it quite harrowing. The building is virtually destroyed and covered in bullet holes. When I went in April 2019 it had exhibition of photos. On the ...  more »
  • That's right, like Beirut after being the Paris of the East after the, horrific, fratricidal war. Luckily it's already many rebuilt parts and with some, skyscrapers that, as you know, are going to take the place away from Dubai
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