French mandate-era landmarks fading from Lebanon’s collective memory

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Tue, 2020-09-01 00:22

BEIRUT: Lebanon is celebrating its centennial as a modern state with a fading recollection of the landmarks that stood a hundred years ago.

The exception is the Residence des Pins (Pine Residence), the residence of the French ambassador in Beirut, which witnessed the establishment of Greater Lebanon on September 1, 1920 and has remained steadfast against the country’s subsequent turmoil.

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