About Lebanon: experiences in cultural heritage protection and valorisation
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How conflicts affect the cultural heritage? The most frequent answer leads
to the direct damages that may happen during wartime, by bombing or
military operations. But the answer can be much more complex. Through an
overview to the Lebanese recent history of conflicts and civil unrest, this article
intend to present the various factors that may directly or indirectly endanger
the cultural heritage or jeopardize its protection. Lebanon can in fact
be considered an interesting case study that shows how much the cultural
heritage and the communities can loose in case of conflicts, but in the same
time, a case study that offers some interesting consideration about potential
solutions in terms of prevention, education and development.