The earliest evidence of civilization in Lebanon dates back more than seven thousand years, predating recorded history. Lebanon was the home of the Canaanites/Phoenicians and their kingdom, a maritime culture that flourished for over a thousand years (c. 1550–539 BC). In 64 BC, the region came under the rule of the Roman Empire, and eventually became one of the Empire's leading centers of Christianity. In the Mount Lebanon range a monastic tradition known as the Maronite Church was established. As the ArabMuslims conquered the region, the Maronites held onto their religion and identity. However, a new religious group, the Druze, established themselves in Mount Lebanon as well, generating a religious divide that has lasted for centuries. During the Crusades, the Maronites re-established contact with the Roman Catholic Church and asserted their communion with Rome. The ties they established with the Latins have influenced the region into the modern era.
Lebanon is a mural size painting by Nabil Kanso depicting the Lebanese Civil War in a scene invoking the spirit and character of the people in the midst of horror and violence gripping the country. Amid the scene of chaos and devastation, two central figures reach across toward each other symbolically to represent the appeal for unity in defiance of the forces of division, destruction, and terror.
Painted in oil on linen and completed in 1983, the painting Lebanon measures 28 feet (8.5 meters) long by 10 feet (3meters) tall. Its composition delineates three sections. At the center, two leaping female figures reach toward each other, almost touching. They are within grasp of a tiny pearl of white green light at the center of the canvas. In the foreground plane forming the base of the two converging figures, an appealing mother carrying a child appears bursting out from a torched pyramidal structure serving to balance and heighten the overall impact of the central scene.
Wilson County Schools and LebanonSpecial SchoolDistrict reported sharp declines of COVID-19 cases following fall break, mirroring Wilson County’s COVID-19 figures. Wilson County Schools reported 51 new positive student cases and 102 students contact traced for the week of Oct ... The district reported three quarantines for the week Oct.
WEST LEBANON — COVID-19 booster shots are now available in Vermont and New Hampshire, but the states have taken different approaches to rolling them out. Vermont health officials announced last week that eligible people could sign up for COVID-19 boosters through a state-run website and phone line.
Lebanon’s state news agency said on Monday that GovernmentCommissioner to the Military CourtJudge Fadi Akiki had charged 68 people with crimes including murder, incitement to sectarian strife, the possession of unlicensed weapons, and more ... Lebanon’s military ...
Charlotte-based SMI, which owns eight of the country’s premier NASCAR tracks, hopes to bring top-tier NASCAR racing back to the Fairgrounds, while retaining the current weekly racing program ... “The weekly program is what I’m most interested in,” says Lebanon’s Scott Fetcho, a former Fairgrounds racer whose son Dylan is the defending track champion.
LEBANON SPRINGS, N.Y. — The flames of the Taconic Inn kindled warm memories last week for 75-year-old EdwardCrow and 62-year-old Kent Hadsell and other longtime residents ... Crow lives on a farm within spark distance of last week’s fire and Mr ... As the fame of the LebanonWarm Spring ...
JESSE SOWA. SILVERTON — A resilient West AlbanyHigh squad showed up again with the opponent in the lead ... We have a team that’s going to bounce back ... Both teams are home next week to close the regular season, West against Corvallis and Silverton versus Lebanon ... We’re ready for next week and whatever comes after that,” said West lineman Spencer Hedding.
Lebanon is suffering one of the world's sharpest ever economic depressions and an IMF deal is widely seen as the only way for it to secure aid. Salam said that figures crucial to progress on the IMF track - including Lebanon's estimate of losses in its financial system - would be sent to the Fund as early as next week.
Already suffering a devastating economic meltdown, Lebanon has been overshadowed by renewed tensions since seven Shiites were shot dead in Beirut last week during the worst street violence in the capital in more than a decade ... in Beirut last week continues to roil Lebanon.
Struggling to cope with soaring living costs and low wages, desperate Syrian refugees and workers are abandoning Lebanon and turning to a new migration route into Europe, via Belarus, with many risking their lives and family savings in the process ... Three airlines, Syrian Air, Emirates and Turkish, fly to Minsk from Lebanon.