|Visit to the National Museum of Beirut||Email | Print|
by Werner Nissen; Source: , email@example.com
Not a lot of museums have the privilege to count with many and well preserved items from ancient history. However, to be able to display pieces that date from the time when humanity started is something that the National Museum of Beirut can be proud of. On Tuesday the 26th a group of the dormitory students and the dormitory deans visited this museum. It was very interesting to go back 5000 years (many items are 3000 B.C.) and see how culture, religion, warfare and many other aspects were lived in those times. From the era of prehistory all the way to the Roman Empire and beyond, history could be followed through the various displays in the two floor museum. On a tour that took almost 2 hours, students were able to see antique pieces like tools, weapons, dishes and other items. Every hour a brief video talking about the story and creation of the museum is projected and the students were able to learn many interesting facts about its building process. MEU is pleased to be able to support activities that are not just for pleasure and recreation but also educative.