Qaa Mudbrick Weekend August 2022

Brown blocks on a white sheet on beige ground. Mudbricks drying out.

“The team aim to create heritage awareness at a crucial young age, educating the youth on the importance of preserving and rebuilding their authentic rural mudbrick identity and triggering their curiosity to revive their ancestral way of life.”

Landward at the Climate Culture Peace Initiative Conference

El-Qaa landscape with Hermel and the Lebanon’s Western Mountain Range in the back.

Landward Research recently had the occasion to present 2 different projects at the Climate. Culture. Peace Initiative, a virtual conference led by ICCROM’s FAR flagship programme (First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis) and British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund (January 24th – 28th , 2022).

A breath of hope – Bkaatouta Heritage Weekend!

Four children's hands using archaeological tools to dig up and broken pot in a fake archaeological trench.

Over the weekend of July 31st and Sunday August 1st, 2021, children from Bkaatouta, as well as other neighboring towns and villages, with some parents and four amazing volunteers, spent the weekend in the beautiful hills of Bkaatouta learning about their history and about the work of archaeologists.