HH Sheikha Moza visits National Museum of Beirut

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HH Sheikha Moza visits National Museum of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, August 1, 2010

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser paid this evening a visit to the National Museum of Beirut. Her Highness was briefed on the museum's history and the different stages of its development, before touring its numerous galleries, which bring together a collection of artefacts from prehistory to the Arab conquest Mamluk period, including sarcophagi, mosaics statues and reliefs.

The National Museum of Beirut is the principal museum of archaeology in Lebanon. The collection was begun after World War I, and the museum was officially opened in 1942.

The museum has collections totaling about 100,000 objects, most of which are antiquities and medieval finds from excavations.

About 1300 artefacts are exhibited, ranging in date from prehistoric times to the medieval Mamluk period​.