Beirut Residents Are Determined to Save Heritage Lost to Blast

Houses from the Ottoman and French mandate periods that survived the civil war and the real estate boom could be brought down by the port explosion

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Heritage houses that were destroyed by the August 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, August 24, 2020.
Heritage houses that were destroyed by the August 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, August 24, 2020.Credit: AP Photo / Hussein Malla
Scaffolding set to hold the roof top of a heritage hotel after part of it was destroyed by the August 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, August 25, 2020.Credit: AP Photo/Hussein Malla
A worker works inside a heritage house that was damaged by August 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, with part of it held by scaffolding, in Beirut, Lebanon, August 25, 2020.Credit: AP Photo / Hussein Malla
Heritage houses that were destroyed in the August 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, are seen held by scaffolding, in Beirut, Lebanon, August 25, 2020.Credit: AP Photo / Hussein Malla
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay walks at Lady Cochrane Palace which was damaged due to the massive explosion at Beirut's port area, in Beirut, Lebanon, August 27, 2020.Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
Damaged heritage houses overlooking the site of the August 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, August 27, 2020.Credit: AP Photo / Hussein Malla

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