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I passed here several times: one time some young macho drivers (are there any other in this dreadful city?) were street racing, one time a small but loud demonstration passed and always there were many taxis blowing their loud horns all the time
The Martyr Statue located in the Martyr Square in Downtown Beirut and has enormous significance in recent Lebanese history. The Martyrs are people killed by the Ottomans in the early 1900’s, however, the statue was the demarcation point between the warring sides during the Lebanese...More
Within the Martyrs’ Square is located a famous sculpture or monument. It is called the Martyrs’ Monument and is in the center of the main square and is adjacent to the Northern Side of the Solider Area of reconstruction in Beirut, Lebanon.
This monument originally...More
The square was the dividing line between the warring factions during the civil war. Some of the area has been reconstructed, but work is still in progress. The bullet holed Statue of the Martyrs, a memorable to the martyrs executed there under Ottoman rule, is...More
There is nothing left from what this square was originally intended to be. Left in the middle of crossroads , today one would even find it so difficult if not dangerous to take a photo next to the monument due to high traffic eight underneath...More
In the Sursock museum I saw an old photo of the the square: garden, kiosk, fountain, many people getting together. Once the center of a united vibrant city martyr's square became a battle ground during the Lebanese civil war, the scene of division.