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In this article, we will present the resolutions issued between 1980 and 2016 by the Minister of Tourism and later by the Minister of Culture (after merging the Directorate General of Antiquities with the Ministry of Culture), some of which led to registering and classifying properties and buildings as places of archaeological and heritage significance, while others led to the removal of a number of properties from the list of cultural heritage sites.


Resolution 166
Resolution no. 166/L.R. issued on 07-11-1933 (Antiquities Law) by the French High Commissioner De Martel.


What are Antiquities and How to Preserve them?
Article 1: An antiquity refers to a human-made object produced before the year 1700 A.D. (1107 A.H.) regardless of the place in which it was found;
An antiquity-like object, also subject to this law, refers to immovable objects that were made after the year 1700 A.D; whose preservation serves the public interest historically and artistically, and which are listed in the “General Inventory of Historical Buildings List.”

Article 2: ... “Immovable antiquities refer to all constructions, buildings, ruins or remains of a building, whether apparent or buried, and all natural sites that were made or used by humans, such as rock shelters; the law defines how to protect antiquities, and therefore, it is prohibited to destroy, transform, and damage, both movable and immovable antiquities by writing on them, engraving them, or otherwise changing their features. It is also prohibited to own, sell, or buy historical buildings, or parts that belongs to historical buildings, without a permit. It is prohibited to draft city expansion or enhancement maps without the approval of the antiquity manager.”

Article 20: Every region should register a public inventory for historical buildings, and a similar inventory in the Management of Directorate of Antiquities.

It is prohibited to demolish, transfer, restore, repair, or alter the registered historical building without the consent of the Directorate of Antiquities; the reforms carried out by the owner are at his expenses, in which the state or municipality can participate with a certain percentage.

Table 1: Buildings listed in the public inventory for historical buildings (1980 – 2016)
Source: The Official Gazette
 

Resolution No.

Resolution Date

Estate/Place listed in the inventory and its location

Beirut
31 13 April 2016  The house of Riad Solh;  real estate no. 1289 in Al Mazraa’, Beirut
30 13 April 2016 The house of General De Gaulle real estate no. 37 in Msaytbeh, Beirut
104 2 July 2014 Massad Stairs in Rmeil, Achrafieh, Beirut
89 3 June 2014 Estate no. 342 in Rmeil, Beirut
88 3 June 2014 Estate no. 382 in Al Mdawar, Beirut; the building dates to the beginning on the 20th century.
87 3 June 2014 Estate no. 2431 in Achrafieh, Beirut; the building has a heritage significance and a planning value.
85 3 June 2014 Estates no. 238, 234, and 240 in Assaifi, Beirut
75 13 May 2014 Estates no. 179 and 180 in Rmeil, Beirut
74 13 May 2014 Estate no. 458 in Rmeil, Beirut; it dates to the beginning of the 20th century
72 13 May 2014 Estate no. 46 in Al Mdawar, Beirut
40 4 March 2014 Estate no. 580 in Achrafieh, Beirut
36 27 February 2014 Estate no. 728 in Achrafieh, Beirut
11 6 February 2014 Estate no. 317 in Bashoura, Beirut
208 31st December 2013 Estate no. 1520 in Bashoura, Beirut
203 31st December 2013 Estates no. 1343 and 1339 in Al Mazraa’, Beirut
201 31st December 2013 Estate no. 698 in Achrafieh, Beirut
201 31st December 2013 Estate no. 696 in Achrafieh, Beirut
85 4 June 2013 Estate no. 666 Mina El Hosn, Beirut
71 26 June 2012 Enlisting the Ancient Al- Tal, which includes several estates
5 20 January 2012 Estate no. 1824 of Al Msaitbeh, Beirut
133 21 December 2011 A division of estate no. 243 in Ain Mreisseh where the Theatre of Beirut is located.
74 29 July 2010 Estates no. 565 and 567 of Zokak el Blat in Beirut;  they are an Ottoman Police Station (Karakol), and the residence of Feyruz, which was her parents’ home.
73 29 July 2010 Estate no. 501 of Zokak el Blat, in Beirut; it is known as El Khoury Palace.
56 19 June 2010 Estates no. 614 and 622 of Zokak el Blat, in Beirut; they are known as Ziadeh Castle and Hneyneh Castle, dating back to the 2nd half of the 19th century.
63 26 August 2009 Estate bo. 1370 of Mina El Hosn, in Beirut; it is a part of the place where Roman chariot racing happened.
7 7 February 2008 Amendment of resolution 60/1996 that states the enlisting of estates no. 358 and 359 in Rmeil, Beirut 
22 22 April 1997  Estate no. 219 of Moussaitbeh Real Estate - Beirut District
10 9 April 1996  Serail Hill in Downtown Beirut 
25 18 June 1996 The building located in the estate no. 426 of Mina El Hosn, Beirut District
24 18 June 1996 The building located in the estate no. 585 of Ras Beirut, Beirut District
18 8 May 1996  The building located in the estate no. 270 of Ras Beirut, Beirut District
41 29 September 1995 The building located in the estate no. 1906 of Al-Mazraa Real Estate, Beirut District. It is the Pine Residence whose ownership moved from Beirut Municipality to the French state. The Municipality received in return a number of French estates. 
26 11 August 1994 The buildings located in the estates no. 12, 15, 16, 24, 25, 26, 27, 47, 90, and 104, 553 of Beirut Port and the building located in Mina El Hosn, Beirut
16 13 August 1991 The building located in the estate no. 26 of Zokak el-Blat, Beirut District
8 29 March 1983  Estate no. 84 of Rmeil Real Estate, Beirut
Mount Lebanon
25 14 September 2001 Estate no. 509 of Qartaba, in Byblos; where the Church of Al Saydeh is located.
42 5 December 2001 Estate no. 697 in Chikhan, Byblos where the Church St. Takla is located.
50 14 November 1998 Estate no. 2751 of Amchit Real Estate –Byblosdistrict, where there are historic buildings. 
36 15 July 1998  The buildings located in the estate no. 416 of Shammout Real Estate- Byblos district
17 16 April 1998 Estate no. 65 of Ain el Delbe Real Estate – Byblos district- that includes the worship centre of the Greek god Adonis, sarcophagi, and ancient rock inscriptions.
8 12 March 1996  The building located in the estate no. 567 of Smar Jbeil, North Governorate 
2 16 January 1996  The seashore extended under the area of the main excavations in Byblos and classified on the World Heritage list
32 30 June 1995  The building located in the estate no. 566 of Gharzouz Real Estate, Byblos
19 3 May 1995  The building located in the estate no. 79 of Kfeir, Byblos District; it is St. George’s Church. 
6 2 February 1995  The buildings located in the estates no. 534, 551, and 553 of Byblos
41 30 November 1994 The building located in the estate no. 973 of Halat, known as St. Zakhia Church - al-Fidar 
10 3 July 1993 The buildings located in the estates no. 2180 and 2781 of Amchit Real Estate
6 1 June 1993  Tens of estates in Amchit 
5 27 May 1993  Tens of estates in Amchit
4 27 May 1993  Tens of estates in Amchit
18 10 November 1993 The building located in the estate no. 1 of al-Qattara, Byblos
11 6 July 1991  The building located in the estate no. 2295 of Amchit Real Estate, Byblos District
7 19 April 1991 The buildings located in the estates no. 3348, 2743, and 2750 of Amchit, Byblos District
4 14 November 1990  The building located in the estate no. 2773 and a part of the estate no. 2772 of Amchit, Byblos District
8 4 April 1985 The building located in the estate no. 2389 of Amchit, Byblos
7 22 October 1984  The building located in the estate no. 2763 of Amchit Real Estate, Byblos
6 22 October 1984 The building located in the estate no. 2692 of Amchit Real Estate, Byblos
19 30 June 1983  Several estates in Byblos
16 23 May 1983 The building located in the estate no. 28 of Bentael, Byblos
9 29 March 1983 Estates no. 694, 699, 700, 701, 737, 738 of Byblos 
3 27 April 1982  Estate no. 91 of Annaya, Byblos
2 23 March 1981  The building located in the estate no.546 of Torzaya, Byblos
178 21st November 2013 Estate no. 167 in Ghadir, Kesserouane; it was once the residence of President General Fouad Chehab
3 14 January 2012 Enlisting estates no. 275-276-282-283-286-287-330-331-332-335-337-338-342 of Nah red Dehab, in Mount Lebanon District; they are an ancient Roman road.
49 6 June 2011 Estate no. 364 of Sarba, in Kessrouane District; the building dates back to the beginning of the 20th century.
24 31 March 2010 Estate no. 747 of Zouk Mikael; it includes the Presidential Palace of President General Fouad Chehab.
44 22 September 1998 The building located in the estate no.3 of Ghazir Real Estate- Keserwan district
42 17 August 1998 The historic buildings and St. George church located in the estate no. 1652 of Yahchouch Real Estate- Keserwan district
78 22 January 1997 Saydit El Khalass (Our Lady of Salvation) Church and the building close to it, both located in the estate no. 96 of Ain El Rihane- Keserwan district
68 17 January 1997 Estate no. 719 of Ghosta Real Estate - Keserwan District
67 17 January 1997  Mar Semaan Al Amoudi Church and the building adjacent to it, located in the estate no. 207 of Yahchouch Real Estate – Keserwan District  
5 1 March 1996  The building located in the estate no. 1002 of  Ghebaleh, Keserwan District
53 25 October 1995  The building located in the estate no. 2678 of Ghazir, Keserwan District
30 24 June 1995  The building located in the estate no. 637 of Zouk Mosbeh, Keserwan District
4 21 January 1995  The two buildings located in the estates no. 2262 and 254 of Zouk Mikael, Keserwan
42 13 October 1995  The building located in the estate no. 883 of Ghadir, Jounieh; it is Mar Fawqa Church.
9 27 February 1995  Tens of estates in Sarba, Ghadir, and Haret Sakher in Jounieh 
36 12 November 1994  The building located in the estate no. 121 of Zouk Mikael, Wakf Mar Doumet Property
31 3 October 1994 The building located in the estate no. 2015 of zouk Mikael, known as the house of Elias Abu Shabaki 
19 10 November 1993  The two buildings located in the estates no. 239 and 264 of Zouk Mikael Real Estate 
1 8 May 1993 St. Zakhia Church located in the estate no. 550 of Bazhal, Keserwan
7 30 October 1986 Deir el-Cherfe is a Syriac Catholic monastery in Daroun, Keserwan
28 16 August 1983  The building located in the estate no. 94 of Ghosta – Keserwan, known as Deir el-Karim
25 30 July 1983 The old market of Zouk Mikael that covers many estates
3 26 March 1981  The building located in the estate no. 1981 of Zouk Mikael, Keserwan
41 99 June 1980  The building located in the estate no. 5 of Zouk Mikael Real Estate- Keserwan, known as Deir Saydet El Bechara 
26 10 April 1980  The building located in the estate no. 2823 of Ghazir, Keserwan. It is the palace of Prince Kassem Chehab. 
61 18 November 2005 Estate no. 221 of Kfartay, Matn District
58 11 September 1997  The building located in the estate no. 179 of Kornet Chehwan Real Estate – Matn District
57 11 September 1997 Notre Dame Church located in the estate no. 223 of Fanar – Matn District
28 26 June 1996  The building located in the estate no.116 of Zaghrin Real Estate, Matn District
11 20 April 1996 The building located in the estate no. 164 of Sin el-Fil Real Estate, Matn District
17 4 September 1991 The building located in the estate no. 571 of Bikfaya Real Estate, Matn District
10 9 April 1985  The building located in the estate no. 354 of Zeraaya, Matn District
9 4 April 1985 The building located in the estate no. 2/181 of Nakkash, Matn
42 23 November 1983  The building located in the estate no. 102 of Antelias, Matn District
5 19 May 1982  The building located in the estate no. 98 of Karm El Tin, Matn District. It is the monastery of Mar Boutros and Boulos Karm El Tin 
33 3 June 1980  The building located in the estate no. 77 of Ain El Kabou- Matn District, known as Deir Mar Semaan
61 24 June 2010 Estate no. 594, and a division of estate no 593 of Al Hadath, Baabda; it includes Che’baneh Castle, a historical Tower.
6 6 April 2010 A division of estate no. 1285 of Al Hadath, Baabda; it dates back to the era of Moutasarrif Daoud Basha in the second half of the 19th century.
25 14 April 2008 Estates no. 800 and 4282; they include the Mill of El Mir Youssef, and Water Aquaduct, dating back to the 2nd half of the 18th century
18 31 March 2008 Estate no. 98 of Baabda; it includes the historical Saray of Baabda
49 14 November 1998 A natural water spring known as Nabaa Ein el Marj in Ras el-Matn- Baabda district 
52 25 October 1995  The building located in the estate no. 270 of Hammana, Baabda District
1 1 February 1993  The building located in the estate no. 302 of Baabda. It is a water fountain.
2 3 February 1987  Estate no. 358 in Baabda
4 19 May 1982 The building located in the estate no. 356 of Baabda, known as Deir Mar Antonios
72 10 November 2015 Prince Faysal Arslan Museum;  real estate no. 1990 in Aley
48 1 June 2011 Estates no. 671, 672, 675, 676, 677 of Abey, in Aley District; the estates include the Shrine of Prince Al Tanoukhi.
8 11 May 2001 The two buildings on estates no. 191 and 192 of Chemlan 
112 16 November 1999 Estate no. 1050 of Keyfoun Real Estate - Aley district, where Qalaat Al-Hosn is located.
182 3rd December 2013 Old Stone Mill in Kherbet Besri, in Al Chouf Qadaa’, situated on the north bank of the Besri River and belonging to the Monastery of the Savior (Al Moukhalles)
126 13 November 2012 Enlisting estates no. 1460-1464, 1486-1489, 1522-1525, 1495, and 1535 of Amatour City, Chouf District, relating to a Roman Temple.
123 13 November 2012 Old Mill in estate no. 773 of Freidis City, Chouf District
34 15 July 1998 The two estates no. 2800 and 2809 of Baakline - Chouf District
10 28 February 1998 The building located in the estate no.1063 in Deir El-Qamar
4 16 January 1998  St. George’s Church in Al-Barouk – Chouf  district
75 4 January 1997 Estate no.1364 of Mazraat El Chouf- Chouf district
71 18 January 1997  Estate no.929 of Deir El-Qamar Real Estate - Chouf district
66 2 November 1997  Ain Haïroun and the residence of Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope in Joun village – Chouf District 
7 22 January 1997 Estate no. 1145 of Rmeileh, Chouf District 
17 8 May 1996  The building located in the estate no. 1758 of Deir El- Qamar, Chouf District
23 1 August 1995  The building located in the estate no. 2091-2087 of Deir El-Qamar, Chouf District 
23 26 July 1994  The building located in the estate no. 2105 of Deir el-Qamar Real Estate, Chouf District 
7 22 February 1987 Nakad Family Palace in Deir El-Qamar, Chouf District
93 8 December 1981  The building located in the estate no. 2294 of Deir El-Qamar, Chouf District 
92 8 December 1981  The building located in the estate no. 92 of Barouk, Chouf District
North Lebanon
73 13 May 2014 Estate no. 153 of Al Tal, Tripoli; the building dates to the first half of the 20th century
17 29 February 2011 Wreckage of the Ship Victoria that sunk in Lebanese territorial water facing Tripoli.
2 21 January 2008 Amendment of resolution 58/2008 that states the enlisting of the two buildings in estate no. 164, The Evangelical School for Boys, and in estate no. 303 (Sisters’ School) in Al Ebbeh, Tripoli
59 8 November 2005 Estate no. 16/37 of Al Nouri, Tripoli 
58 8 November 2005 Estates no. 64, 65, and 303 of Al Ebbeh, Tripoli
34 19 July 1996  The building located in the estate no. 595 (St. Yaacoub Church) of Tripoli
16 8 May 1996 The buildings located in many estates in al-Tal, Tripoli District 
15 8 May 1996 The buildings located  in tens of estates in El-Mina, North Lebanon 
9 12 March 1996  The buildings located  in the two estates no. 468 and 469  of El-Mina, North Lebanon
10 15 March 1995  Estate no. 36 in Al-Tal, Tripoli 
1 5 January 1995  The buildings located in many estates of Zahrieh, al-Nouri, al-Soweiqa, al-Mahatra, and al-Haddadin neighborhoods of   Tripoli 
42 30 November 1994  Tens of estates in Tripoli
38 16 November 1994  Several estates in Tripoli 
37 12 November 1994  Several buildings located in Tripoli estates: Al-Tawashiya School, Al-Nouriya School, Khayriya Hassan School, Al-Qadiriyya School, Al-Awisse Mosque, and Hammam El Hajeb 
32 21 October 1994  The building located in the estate no. 220 of El-Mina in Tripoli; it is the house of Salem Adib Abdul Wahed 
9 9 June 1993   Estate no. 120 in Zahriyeh – Tripoli, known as St. Michael Maronite Cathedral   
153 7 November 2014 Estate no. 728 in Tannourine Al Fawqa, Batroun
62 18 November 2005 Estates no. 1233 and 1234 of Hamat, Batroun
39 19 September 2003 Estate no. 962 of Kfarabida, where the Church of St Sarkis and Bakhos is located.
33 15 July 1998 Estate no. 425 (St. Abda Church) of Selaata- Batroun district 
33 19 July 1996 The building located in the estate no. 1336 of Douma Real Estate, Batroun District. 
45 18 October 1995  The building located in the estate no. 74 of Al Alali -  Batroun District, which is St. Joseph Church. 
19 19 July 1994  Tens of estates in the old town of Batroun 
8 22 February 1987 Estate no. 886 of Tannourine Real Estate, Batroun District
1 3 February 1987 Estate no. 327 of Kfarhay, Batroun 
11 5 December 1984 The building located in the estate no. 1200 of Douma, Ksar- Batroun
24 28 March 1980  The building located in the estate no. 11 of Douma- Batroun District, known as Deir Mar Youhanna  
46 11 June 2007 Estate no. 2353 of Anfeh, North Lebanon; it includes two rocks containing fossils and flint tools from the Stone Age.
37 19 July 1998 Estate no. 201 of Kaftoun- Koura district.
The remains of Tahoun Abou Ibrahim- Tahoun Eljoz and Jisr Eljoz
Two ancient bridges that connect Kaftoun to Beksmaya- remains of St. George Church-  St. George Church in Nahr Eljoz, Tahoun, and Jisr Elzarfiya
3 16 January 1998 The ancient Behnin Tower located in the estate no. 457 in Zouk Behnin- Menieh 
7 9 June 1993  The building located in the estate no. 1905 of Minieh – North Governorate, known as the shrine of Prophet Yusha  
115 23 November 1999 Estate no. 853 of Ehden Real Estate, where the ancient St. Elie church is located.
27 9 June 1998 The building located in the estate no. 850 of Raskifa – Zgharta district. It is an ancient church. 
5 24 January 1995  The building located in the estate no. 129 of Karmsaddeh, Zgharta District
2 23 March 1982  The building located in the estate no. 2024 of Ghazir, known as Deir Khoshbo, and the building located in the estate no. 807 of Zgharta, also known as Hamid Kabalan Frangieh residence.   
69 18 January 1997 The buildings located in the estates no.3350, 3356,3557,3242,3282,3388 of Bekaa Kafra- Bsharri District 
60 27 September 1997 Qannoubine Valley and the group of grottoes, monasteries, and churches within the Sacred Valley
13 22 March 1995  Wadi Kadisha Qannoubine 
20 10 November 1993  The building located in the estate no. 997 of Bann, North Governorate 
4 7 August 1992 The building located in the estate no. 6373 of Hadchit Real Estate, North Governorate
Akkar
31 1 December 2000 Seray Al Merheb and Al Midan in Al Bireh, Al Akkar
40 27 August 1998 Saydet El Kalaa Church and the remains of the Crusader castle in Menjez- Akkar 
19 23 April 1998 Estate no. 86 of Memneh Real Estate- Akkar District
18 23 April 1998 Estate no. 2074 of Akkar Al-Atika; it includes historic buildings.  
15 16 April 1998 Estate no. 4418 of Al- Qoubaiyat Real Estate- Akkar District; it includes an ancient building
70 18 January 1997 St. George and Prophet Daniel churches located in the estate no.1508 of Al- Qoubaiyat- Akkar district 
4 19 January 1996  The two buildings located  in the estates no. 876 and 877 of Berkayel, Akkar District
25 1 August 1995  The Roman temple located in estate no. 3583 of Halsbane in Al- Qoubaiyat, Akkar District. 
6 5 August 1982 The building located in the estate no. 3101 of Qoubaiyat, Akkar District.  It is a monastery for Carmelite Fathers.   
South Lebanon
89 16 January 2015 Amendment of Resolution no. 786 dated 16-10-1962 which states the listing of the Grotto of Fakhreddine in the Public Inventory in a specific department, whose real estate no. is 648 in Jezzine. 
127 13 November 2012 Qalaat Abou el Hassan (estate no. 332) in Anan, Jezzine
38 18 June 1997  Mar Takla Church located in the estate no. 1415 of Bkassine, Jezzine District
32 23 May 1997  Notre Dame Church in Bisri - Jezzine District, located in the estate no. 606
25 11 August 1994  The building located in the estate no. 3 of Jezzine, known as the house of Sleiman Kanaan 
8 31 December 1992  Mar Youhanna al-Maamdan Church of Kfar Jarra located in the estate no. 170, Jezzine District 
142 29 August 2013 Northern division of estate no. 467 in Borj el Chemali, in Tyre, where the historical Roman murals are located.
40 21 March2001 Enlisting estates in Chame’, Tyre
16 6 April 1998 Estates no. 1570, 1572,1574,1577,1575, 1584,1583,1578 of Tyre Real Estate
46  25 July 1997  St. Elias Greek Catholic Church in Alma El-Chaab, South Lebanon  
6 22 January 1997 15 estates in Tyre
5 18 January 1997 The buildings located in the estate no. 265 of Deir Kifa, Tyre District   
13 12 May 1983 Estate no. 1611 of Maarakeh, Tyre District
129 6 December 1999 Estate no. 1884 of Maghdousheh, Sydon
24 5 May 1997 The Industry Market in the ancient city of Sidon 
4 18 January 1997 The building located in the estate no. 440 of Dekerman, Saida (St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral)
29 3 July 1996 The building located in the estate no. 29/3 of Saida Real Estate, Saida District 
35 12 November 1994  The building located in the estate no. 348 of Saida Real Estate, George Tanios Chahine and Mohammad Said al-Mekkawi Property
15 2 September 1999 Two grottoes located in the estate no.574 of Saida
3 3 February 1987 Estate no. 720 of Arki, Saida District
Nabatiyeh
54 9 December 2002 Estates no. 890, 891, 894, 895, 896, 897, 900-912, and 918 of Qabrikha, Nabtiyeh; they contain buried antiques 
24 17 August 2001 Enlisting estates in Arnoun, Al Nabatiyeh, including the Castle of Arnoun.
8 25 January 1997  Estate no. 1673 of Nabatieh Al-Fawqa, the Mosque of the Prophet
43 23 November 1983  Mayfadoun Mosque, Nabatieh District
15 14 May 1983  Kaakaeit Al Jisr Mosque in Nabatiyeh 
12 5 February 1997 St. George Church in Qlaiaa – Marjeyoun District, located in the estate no. 2351
12 20 April 1996  St. George’s Church in Debel, Bent Jbeil District
29 7 June 1995  St. George’s Church in Rmeich, Bent Jbeil District
Beqaa
113 11 July 2013 Estate no. 322 in Al Maalaka, Zahle
106 2 November 2012 Estate no. 183 in Niha City, Zahle District
96 15 July 2010 Estate no. 264 of Al Midan, Zahle; it dates back to the end of the 19th century-the beginning of the 20th century.
35 15 July 1998 The building located in the estate no. 214 of Rassieh Real Estate – Zahle 
64 16 October 1997 The building located in the estate no. 56 of Al Barbara – Zahle District
18 30 December 1985 The old buildings of Majdal Anjar Mosque in Majdal Anjar 
6 23 February 1987 Jib Jannine Mosque located in the estate no. 1691 in Jib Jannine 
Baalbeck-Hermel
3 7 February 1996  The building located in the estate no. 4045 (Part 2) of Baalbeck

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