The Daily Star - Lebanon News
TERBOL, Lebanon: In an old peasant house in the village of Terbol, everything is so perfect, so miniature that you'd think you were wandering around in a doll house. The "Earth House," as this newly opened museum in the Western Bekaa is called, aims to revive the traditional house style of the rural Bekaa region.
"This project was conceived thanks to a book by anthropologist, ethnologist and photographer Hoda Kassatly called "Terres de Bekaa"", said the museum's coordinator Nicole Nachnouk.
"The Earth house is just what we and the younger generations need to get over our 'lost memory' and to remember how our ancestors used to live," the Bekaa photographer Kassatly said. And indeed, as Kassatly explained further, the museum is specially dedicated to the Bekaa inhabitants whose "ignorance and lack of interest" in their ancestors' culture is "alarming." >> continue