National Museum

Local nameالمتحف الوطني
LocationBeirut, Lebanon

The National Museum of Beirut is the principal museum of archaeology in Lebanon. The collection was begun after World War I, and the museum was officially opened in 1942. The museum has collections totaling about 100,000 objects, most of which are antiquities and medieval finds from excavations undertaken by the Directorate General of Antiquities. About 1300 artifacts are exhibited, ranging in date from prehistoric times to the medieval Mamluk period.

During the 1975 Lebanese Civil War, the museum stood on the front line that separated the warring factions. The museum's Egyptian Revival building and its collection suffered extensive damage in the war, but most of the artifacts were saved by last-minute preemptive measures.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_Beirut

Official Website http://www.beirutnationalmuseum.com/

Phone +961 01 380 810

Address Damascus Street Beirut, Lebanon

Coordinates 33°52'41.842" N 35°30'53.49" E

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