American Univesity of Beirut

The Hidden Story: "The Cesnola Collection" by Mrs. Nesrine Aad (Research Assistant)

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​Explore the collection's rich history at the AUB Archaeological Museum, with the series “The Hidden Stories of the AUB Archaeological Museum".

The first edition of these series is entitled: “The Cesnola Collection". Let us enter the extraordinary world of General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (1832–1904), soldier, diplomat, and amateur archaeologist extraordinaire, whose gift of 135 objects to the Syrian Protestant College, just two years after its founding, became the nucleus around which the magnificent Archeological Museum was built.

Please click on the link to read and enjoy the story: https://aub.edu.lb/museum.../Documents/CESNOLA%20BOOK.pdfStay tuned for more, and stay safe!



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