NGO tries to save Lebanon's diverse architectural heritage

At various points in history, Lebanon has been ruled by the Romans, Ottomans, the French and the Arabs. All have left a rich diversity of architecture. But preservationists say cultural heritage is being destroyed to make way for skyscrapers.

by

    At various points in history, Lebanon has been ruled by the Romans, Ottomans, the French and the Arabs.

    All have left a rich diversity of architecture.

    But preservationists say cultural heritage is being destroyed to make way for skyscrapers.

    Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Beirut.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.