Visits and Delegations
Study Trip Focusing on Exploring the Valuable Heritage Sites in Deir Al-Qamar
November 29, 2018
Along the Phoenicians’ Route Smart Ways.
A study visit to Dair Al Qamar by Dr. Rachid Chamoun, Director of LAU Cardahi Foundation, President of the Confederation of the Phoenicians’ Route and hosted by Mr. Dory Renno Principal of Planners and Partners sal.
The study trip focused on exploring the valuable heritage sites and urban landscape of the town in preparation for a regional urbanism case study with LAU architecture students for the 2019 - Spring semester.
Deir al-Qamar (Arabic: دير القمر), meaning “Monastery of the Moon” is a village south-east of Beirut in Chouf District, south-central Lebanon.
During the 16th to 18th centuries, Deir al-Qamar was the capital and the residence of the Emirate of Mount Lebanon. It is also notable for its 15th-century Fakhreddine Mosque, Fakhreddine II Palace, and the palace of the Emir Yusuf Shihab - today housing the Municipal Council heritage building, encompassing the Department General of Antiquities and Museum , the 17th century Deir al-Qamar Synagogue and the French institute of culture, and valuable historical churches. During its peak, the city was the center of Lebanese literary tradition.
Workshop Organized by the Lebanese University, Beirut -Lebanon
November 26, 2018
On Monday November 26, during a workshop organized by the Lebanese University, Beirut -Lebanon, a lecture entitled “on Urbanism and Architecture in the 8th century BC of the Phoenician ERA in Sardinia island” delivered by Professor Michele Giurgius from the University of Sassari Italy. The presentation was attended by Professor Antoine Lahoud, member of the scientific committee of the Phoenician Route. During which Professor Lahoud addressed the leading role of LAU-Cardahi Foundation, within the confederation of the Phoenician Route.
A Study Visit to Umm Al Amad - South Lebanon
November 24, 2018
Along the Phoenicians’ Route Smart Ways, Dr. Rachid Chamoun, Director of LAU-Cardahi Foundation and President of the confederation of the Phoenicians route in accompany, with Dr. Hassan Badawi, Professor of Archaeology from the Lebanese University, and Dr. Michele Giurgius, Professor of Archaeology from the University of Sassari Italy exploring Um south Lebanon cultural heritage, exploring Umm Al Amad located on the eastern shoulder of the Naqoura Sea in South Lebanon. Umm Al-Amad encompasses layers of tangible Phoenician and Greek civilization artifacts. Although it was discovered by a French explorer in 1772, it was not excavated until 1861. Currently, the site excavation works are carried out by the the Directorate General of the department of Antiquities DGA and supervised by Archaeologist Hassan Badawi. The city/site is more than 60,000 square meters still bears witness to an important historical period and tells of architectural art and precision in engraving and sculpture with tools dating back to the Iron Age, so named after the discovery of iron nearly 3,000 years ago. Umm Al-Amad’s two temples were built roughly between 287 and 222 BC.
LAU-Cardahi Foundation and the Phoenicians’Route call for local and international institutions to support the DGA and Professor Badawi in raising funds for the resurrection of this valuable heritage site .
Exploring South Lebanon Cultural Heritage
November 24, 2018
Dr. Rachid Chamoun Director of LAU Cardahi Foundation and President of the confederation of the Phoenicians Route in accompany with Dr. Hassan Badawi from the Lebanese University and Dr. Michele Giurgius from the University of Sassari Italy exploring south Lebanon cultural heritage.
I feel honored of spending a valuable day exploring south Lebanon Phoenician and Roman heritage sites with our dear colleagues Dr. Hassan Badawi from the Lebanese University and Dr. Michele Giurgius from the University Of Sassari Italy concluding with a special visit with the Italian United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and hosted by the mayor of the city of Tyre Mr. Hassan Dbouk.
From Carthage to Tyre
November 17, 2018
Under the patronage of the Lebanese Embassy in Tunisia and the Tunisian Embassy in Lebanon represented by both ambassadors: His Excellency Mr. Karim Bodally and His Excellency Mr. Toni Franjeyyi
With the collaboration of the Lighthouse- Arab world Cinema and TV production
“From Carthage to Tyre”
At Citadel-Beit Marry -Lebanon
Professor Antoine Lahoud member of the Phoenicians’Route Scientific Committee represented the Phoenicians’ Route.
Youngest Researcher visits the LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation
November 12, 2018
Julia M. Basmaji, the youngest researcher on cultural heritage, visits the LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation on Sunday, November 12, 2018.
Fourth edition of Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Summer School - Med BSO Academy
November 09, 2018
Cagliari (Italy) - GACIC BSO Management Academy - Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Summer School
On November 9th, Dr. Rachid Chamoun, President of the Phoenicians’ Route and Director of the LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation, attended the 4th edition of the Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Summer School - Med BSO Academy, organized in the framework of EBSOMED (Enhancing Business Support Organisations and Business Networks in the Southern Neighborhood), a project co-financed by the European Union and coordinated by BUSINESSMED (Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises).
Dr. Chamoun discussed the role of the Cultural Routes in promoting intercultural dialogue and cultural tourism, highlighting the activities in progress of the Phoenicians’ Route.
Visit to LAU-Cardahi Foundation library and museum
November 02, 2018
LAU-Cardahi Foundation hosted Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Louis Cardahi, Mr. John McCarthy, Managing Director of John McCarthy Publishing Switzerland, Mrs. Katherine Murphy McClintic, Vice President & Interim Director of Advancement at International College Beirut, Mr. Salim Esaily, Mrs. Elizabeth Rbeiz, Mrs. Haifa Abbas and Mr. Malek Hobeich on Friday November 02, 2018.
A Syrian/German delegation visiting the LAU-LCF
October 11, 2018
A Syrian/German delegation composed of 23 architects, archaeologists, surveyors and professors who are currently documenting and surveying Saint John Cathedral in Byblos, have visited the LAU-LCF library and museum facility on October 11, 2018.
General Assembly of the Phoenician’s Route in Zagreb (Croatia)
October 9, 2018
During The International General Assembly of The Phoenicians’ Route in Zagreb (Croatia) on October 9th, 2018, concurrently with the confederation’s celebration of the 15th anniversary of the route. Dr. Rachid Chamoun, Director of the LCF, was nominated by the confederation Scientific and Steering Committee member states and elected to serve as the President of the Confederation for the period of 2018-2020, succeeding professor Giovabbi Brizzi, president of the International Confederation Phoenicians’ Route 2016-2018.
Mr. Johan Celsing visiting the foundation
October 5, 2018
Mr. Johan Celsing, architect and professor of advanced design at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, gave a lecture on his own works titled: Plans, Meters, Intentions and Realities in Recent Designs. The lecture was held on October 4th at 4:30 pm at the School of Architecture and Design at the Beirut Campus. on October 5th, Mr.Celsing visited the LAU-LCF museum and library facilities in Byblos.
LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation is the heart of our teaching learning practice
November 1, 2018
Mrs. Jemma Chidiac and her Design III students visited the LAU-LCF digital museum and library. They have been informed about the Umayyad Route and the Phoenician Route.
October 18, 2018
September 27, 2018
Final year students of architecture from the Lebanese University visiting the foundation with their instructor Mr. Zakariya Kabrit.
September 19, 2018
LAU students of architecture will be engaged in using the foundation library and facilities as an urban laboratory to investigate Lebanon’s urban heritage. Selected cities/sites to span the evolution of the Phoenicians’ route will be surveyed. Students will produce maps, schemes, diagrams, drawings, sketches, data, pictures, surveys and of SWOT analysis of designated cities.
September 11, 2018
LAU students of architecture visiting the foundation with their instructor Professor Marwan Zouein for their current research about the city of Byblos.
The LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation promotes the Umayyad Museum at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Seville, Spain
July 16-22, 2018
LAU board members visited the LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation
July 16, 2018
Dr. Joseph Jabra, President of LAU, Mr. Philip Stoltzfus, Chairman of the LAU board of trustees, Mrs. Cherilyn Murer, Secretary of the LAU board of trustees and chair of the health services committee, and Mr. Roy Majdalani, Vice-President for Human Resources and University Services, LAU, were welcomed by the director of the foundation, Dr. Rachid Chamoun.
Reception and lecture on the history of Byblos for Saint Francis International Club
June 9, 2018
Une journée des plus instructives à Jbeil grâce à Dr. Chamoun et Dr. Harb qui nous ont fait connaître le musée Cardahi, simplement une merveille archéologique! Un grand merci aussi à Dr. George Najjar (LAU) qui nous a facilité cette visite et la découverte de l’histoire de Jbeil. Il faudrait que tous les libanais connaissent Jbeil, une des plus anciennes villes de l’histoire remontant à 5000 ans avant J.C.
Scientific and Steering Committee Meeting, Selinunte
March 16, 2018
The meeting of the Phoenicians’ Route International Scientific Committee was held in in Marinella di Selinunte (Sicily), in the conference hall of the Admeto Hotel.
Various exhibitions and lectures promoting the LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation in Spain
X Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue”Celebration of the XXX Anniversary of the Council of Europe Cultural Routes Program” in Jaén.
“Melilla, la Puerta del Mediterráneo”, Sustainable and Creative Tourism and Intercultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean exhibition, Mellila.
Foundation promoted at the 8th International Conference on Science and Technology in Archaeology and Conservation in Amman, Jordan
May, 21 – 25, 2017
LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation promoted at the LAU-Byblos Exhibition in the UN headquarter, NYC
April 24, 2017
Phoenician route delegation visit to the LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation
March 23, 2017
The Phoenician route delegation, Lebanese Tourism Guides syndicate and Foundation director collaborated to launch an initiative for contributing to the sustainability of the “Phoenician route” project.
Inauguration of the Umayyad Digital Museum
December 19, 2016
The inauguration event followed the steering committee meeting and final conference of the Umayyad project.