Post Hall (A.U.B Archaeological Museum), Beirut

Post Hall (A.U.B Archaeological Museum), Beirut

The Archaeology Museum of the American University of Beirut is the third oldest museum in the Near East after Cairo and Constantinople.

The museum was formed in 1868 after Luigi Palma di Cesnola gifted a collection of Cypriot pottery to the newly formed American University of Beirut.

Between 1902 and 1938 the Museum acquired collections from all around the Middle East. The museum remained closed during World War II and re-opened in 1948. It expanded in the 1950s and doubled its floor space with a refurbishment under curator D.C. Baramki which opened to the public in 1964. The museum remained open during the years of crisis between 1975 and 1990 and underwent another complete renovation in 2006 under the present director. A Mezzanine level was added that increased the space by one fifth using funds secured from the Joukowsky Family Foundation.

Operation hours: Winter: Monday – Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Summer: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

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Sight Name: Post Hall (A.U.B Archaeological Museum)
Sight Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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