The Museum of Beirut is a must see for anyone going to Lebanon. It contains over one thousand objects, all of which have been found only in Lebanon. In this article, WLCU President Dr Shane Geha explores one very amazing object in the Museum, which is an elaborate mosaic dating back to the 2nd Century AD: The Mosaic of the Seven Wise Men (Asshaa Al Hukamaa).
The World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) of Sydney will be presenting its Annual HSC Distinguished Achievers Awards to our Australian Lebanese youth, who have achieved outstanding results in the 2021 HSC. This includes all students with Lebanese ancestry, on either side of their family.
This edition’s recipe is the sweet and delectable Namoora, a very popular semolina cake often accompanied by a cup of coffee (ahwee). This recipe has been very kindly provided by Mrs Kathy Geha, mother of our WLCU Sydney President, Dr Shane Geha.
A comforting and scrumptious Lebanese desert, Riz bi Haleeb adds aromatic flavours to the universal rice pudding. This recipe uses Jasmine rice, as well as a combination of rose water and orange blossom water for distinctly Lebanese flavours.
Tawle (meaning “table”) is a traditional Lebanese boardgame which has been played for centuries and has long held a significant place in Lebanese history, culture and identity. In recent years, there has been a resurgence and new appreciation of Tawle particularly in younger generations both in Lebanon and the Lebanese diaspora of the western world notably in Australia and America.
The cedar tree (cedrus libani) is the national emblem of Lebanon. It is a symbol of resilience, strength, and eternal life.