APLH is in the midst of legal procedures against people responsible for the demolition of the phoenician port and the tempering with the roman hippodrome.
we already spent in excess of 3000$ in legal procedures between referred judges and shura council fees.
we paid that amount, thanks to your contributions.
we now need at least 1000$ to continue this battle.
your help is most appreciated!!! we count on every responsible lebanese to send the APLH any amount they can. every amount in excess of 100$ receives a APLH pin as a gift for your support.
we sincerely thank you for your trust and for believing in our efforts in this bitter war against barbarism, non-culture and absence of vision.
the APLH crew
[for foreign money transfers pls write to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we send you our APLH fundraiser IBAN]
If you wish to become an APLH member, you need to be Lebanese, but these are the documents you also need to present:
1-filled membership in english or arabic (you can download it here)
2-a (cleared) sejell adli (judicial file)
3-a copy/scan of your ID or your ekhraj eid
4-a 120000LBP subscription fee. this fee will then be renewed yearly (100000 instead of 120000 LBP)
5-a CV to include in our archive
the APLH member will receive his/her laminated membership card (renewable yearly) and a strictly limited edition APLH double pin as a welcome gift. The pins will be available as of end of this month and we will post their picture as soon as we receive our first shipment 🙂
Looking forward to have you on board.
APLH ][ APPL
The lebanese Ministry of Culture and the maritime ‘experts’ hired by Venus real estate and the Ministry of Culture argued the 4 meter wide slipways found on plot 1398 (the phoenician port) could never have fit a boat. Maybe they were thinking of the Titanic.
A basic online research produced the following Phoenician boat replica, with its 1/10 ratio of width versus length (meaning a 3 meter width would result in a 30 meter boat):
based on the following site, the average Phoenician ship is 20 meters in length.
this is supported by the following illustration (if you can use the men inside to give you an idea of the ship’s proportions):
Further, and based on the following picture of an actual Phoenician boat docked in Byblos, and using the Range Rover in the picture as a visual aid for proportion (such an SUV is 4.5 meter long), we can deduce that Phoenician boat never exceeded a 4 meter width and could very well have been hauled into a 4 meter slipway:
However, our debate is not at all whether the destroyed site on plot 1398 is or is not a port.
How can ‘experts’, ‘archeologists’ and ‘historians’ stand behind the building over such a unique and intriguing structure dating back millenia, is a mystery to me.