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Sidon Archaeology Digitization Project (SADP) 2023-Ongoing

Sidon Archaeology Digitization Project (SADP) 2023 – Ongoing Dr Naseem Raad The Sidon Archaeology Digitization Project (SADP) was initiated by the Honor Frost Foundation to continue its pursuit of compiling, cataloguing, and organizing all published and unpublished archaeological data from coastal sites in Lebanon. Similar to the Beirut Port Project (BPP), the primary objective of …

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Dive Training

Dive Training Diving is an essential skill for underwater visual surveying and underwater excavation. For this reason, the HFF Lebanon chief diver Mario Kozaily runs multiple dive trainings every year. The HFF-Lebanon team, former scholars, and associated team members are regularly diving to update their skills and be ready when they are needed for fieldwork. …

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Al Mina Maritime Cultural Landscape Project 2022 – Ongoing

Al Mina Maritime Cultural Landscape Project (MMCLP) 2022 – Ongoing Lucy Semaan and Nicolas Carayon The Al Mina Maritime Cultural Landscape Project (MMCLP) is an interdisciplinary and multi-phased research and rescue project aiming at documenting and understanding the diachronic development of the intrinsic relationship between local communities and their maritime environment through time. Despite being …

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Metn 2021 – Ongoing

Metn 2021 – Ongoing Georges el Haibe, Nicolas Carayon, and Lucy Semaan Project Summary The Metn project is a multi-disciplinary strategy that assesses the remaining Maritime Cultural Heritage in a heavily urbanised region. The project runs under the scientific direction of Dr Georges el Haibe (INRAP, IFPO) in collaboration with Dr Lucy Semaan (HFF Lebanon) …

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Beirut Port Project 2021 – 2023

Beirut Port Project 2021 – 2023 Naseem Raad Beirut is one of Lebanon’s most extensively excavated, surveyed, and published coastal archaeological sites. However, these excavations and surveys were undertaken by a number of teams and researchers, each conducting independent fieldwork using different methodologies and approaches. As a result, there did not exist any holistic central …

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Deir el Natour 2019 – 2023

Deir el Natour – HFF Lebanon Preventative archaeological survey in the vicinity of the medieval Deir el Natour monastery targeted archaeologically rich land- and sea-scapes threatened by large-scale development. Terrestrial landscape survey in collaboration with the team of Dr. Nadine Panayot-Haroun at the University of Balamand (23 May to 5 June 2019) and offshore remote …

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The Kubba Coastal Survey 2017 – 2022

The Kubba Coastal Survey 2017 – 2022 Dr Jennie Bradbury and HFF Lebanon 2017 2019 2022 Conservation 2022 2017 Endangered Seascapes: The dynamics of change in coastal environments, Northern Lebanon – 2017 1. Background and Objectives Until recently, the northern coastal strip of Lebanon had largely escaped the impact of mass urban sprawl and development. …

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