04.01.2012 - UNESCO Office in Beirut

Underwater cultural heritage exhibition

©UNESCO/F. Al-Khateeb

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage , UNESCO Beirut Office and the International Council of Museums- Lebanon in collaboration with the Society of the Friends of the AUB Museum organized a photographic exhibition with guided tours on “Underwater Cultural Heritage”

The exhibition which took place at the American University of Beirut’s Museum lasted for 10 days and was opened to university and school students as well as to the public.   This photo exhibition on 25 worldwide selected underwater cultural heritage sites, including Lebanon, illustrates the beauty of the traces of human existence covered by water. From ancient shipwrecks to underwater caves, the exhibition is an insight to the diversity of the underwater cultural heritage and its astonishing condition of conservation through the centuries of time, or even millennia.

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