A Lebanese enigma in the heart of Tel Aviv
Preservationists have discovered the artist behind a work that is testimony to a forgotten era, when pre-state Israel and Lebanon enjoyed warm relations.
An enigma that had stumped architects, historians and tour guides for 80 years was finally solved this month when conservationists succeeded in identifying the name of the sculptor who created the well-known bas-relief on Tel Aviv's Lebanese pavilion, near the port. The relief, called "The Ruins of Baalbek," has graced the building since it was constructed in 1936 for an international trade fair. Today...
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