Learn about the Museum of American University in Beirut
The Museum of American University in Beirut is one of the most famous monuments that displays the history of Lebanon and the surrounding countries in Beirut, and the third largest archaeological museum in the Middle East. In addition to the archaeological museums, it includes natural and botanical museums, and it is considered one of the most important landmarks of Beirut. Therefore, it is one of the most important stations of Lebanon SightSeeing Company’s tour of the historical areas of Beirut, which we decided to talk about in detail through the next few lines of this article, in order for you to realize the magnificence of the place.
The history of the museum dates back to the beginning of the opening of the Museum of American University in Beirut in the early seventies of the twentieth century, which was established at the request of senior Lebanese and Syrian officials. 1999, and today the museum has become one of the largest tourist attractions in the country.
In the Museum of American University in Beirut, you will find three sections, starting with the Museum of Antiquities, which you will see in exhibits dating back to dozens of centuries BC until the late Islamic centuries, then you will move to the Museum of Botanical History, in which you will see about 15,000 models of more than 1,200 plant models, after which you will be in the Museum of Plants of Lebanon, in which you will wander among the distinctive and famous trees and plants in Lebanon and Syria.
The Museum of American University in Beirut is distinguished by its proximity to prominent historical and natural landmarks such as Hamra Street, the Raouche Rock, the wonderful seafronts and coasts overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and many other distinctive tourist places in Lebanon, and there are many distinctive cafes and restaurants near it.