Nehme Elie Abou Rjeily - 2020 - AUB Scholar
I am a holder of a bachelors degree in interior architecture, and a holder of a masters degree in urban socio-anthropology. I am currently attending a bachelor degree in archeology at the Lebanese University. During these academic years of study, I was fortunate to pursue training that gave me a deeper understanding and background which supported my academic studies. In addition, through various volunteering and social activities, I got to work with children from all social classes, thus prompted my interest in the customs and rituals of the diverse cultures in our world. Anthropology, Architecture and Archaeology go hand in hand as the study of cultural and historical context is essential in creating an environment that fits the needs of its inhabitants. Archaeology is not just for end-users, but also neighbours, future users, society. Maritime archeology, the study of the history and material remains of people and their activities on, under, near or associated with the sea, allows us to discover more about the hidden secrets of the oldest cultures hidden under water. In addition, to the new information that will be added to the history of our Lebanon due to the new discovers, maritime archeology, plays a key part in underpinning the world’s maritime and naval cultural heritage which is a big part of our culture that remains inaccessible to the public.