The National Museum of Beirut (Arabic: متحف بيروت الوطنيّ) is the principal museum of archaeology in Lebanon. The collection was begun after World War I, and the museum was officially opened in 1942. The museum has collections totalling about 100,000 objects, most of which are antiquities and medieval finds from excavations undertaken by the Directorate General of Antiquities. About 1300 artifacts are exhibited, ranging in date from prehistoric times to the medieval Mamluk period.*
Guy Martin, “Taking on Tel Aviv and Beirut,” Departures, October 2012.
* Text from Wikipedia.