Past Projects

Celebrating 100 years of Excavations at Byblos

The Directorate General of Antiquities and the Louvre have been leading a joint excavation in Byblos, Lebanon. The excavations – carved into rock – date back 4,000 years and have revealed subterranean tombs, consisting of a network of chambers, which contain many precious objects in outstanding condition. These tombs are the most important discovery at the site since the royal tombs were uncovered 100 years ago. To celebrate the centennial of excavations at Byblos, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the most visited archaeological site in Lebanon, the Louvre hosted an exhibition of a selection of these findings in partnership with the Directorate General of Antiquities of Lebanon in Spring 2022.