Fakhr al-Din II – The Rebel Prince

Emir Fakhr al-Din the second is an enigmatic prince shrouded in the mist of time, and a controversial figure that still stirs the imagination, five centuries after his death. For some, he’s the first federator of the Lebanese identity, and for the others, a defector and an instigator. He’s the first ambitious Levantine prince who, […]

A fortuitous discovery in Byblos

It was a stormy night, it sounded like the sky was about to fall, crushing everything in its wake. The earth shook with every thunder strike and the sky lit, highlighting the silhouette of the mighty Crusader castle. This is how it must have felt like on the night of February 16, 1922, in Byblos. […]