Antiquities General Directorate: Jbeil archeological port not under threat of collapse

JANUARY 7, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Ministry of Culture explained in a statement on Wednesday that a team of engineers and archeologists from the ministry inspected the site of Jbeil’s archeological port and confirmed that the archeological landmarks there have not undergone any collapse or severe damages after the snowstorm hitting Lebanon.

The statement was issued by the ministry amid some broadcasted claims of some media saying that the storm’s damages entailed said port.

The statement explained that “the Ministry of Culture- General Directorate of Antiquities” assures that Jbeil archeological port is not facing any threat of collapse and that the Ministry is continuously working to preserve all the archeological sites in Lebanon.”