Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Postcard from the Pearl of the Middle East: Beirut | بيروت

The city is built on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon’s coastline with the Mediterranean sea. The first mention of this metropolis is found in the ancient Egyptian Tell el Amarna letters, dating to the 15th century BC, and the city has been continuously inhabited since. Beirut serves as the country’s largest and main seaport. Beirut is divided into East (Christian) Beirut and West (Muslim) Beirut.

The postcard shows Parliament Square, with the Parliament Square Clock-Tower in the center.

(left) Arabic League
(right) from a set of three, picturing traditional buildings


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