Abu Diab’s residence in al-Jahliyeh, a village within the Chouf District, served as a refuge throughout the civil warfare. Nonetheless, after he found beneath his residence a complete construction of a number of vaults interconnected by way of tunnels, he determined to show his refuge right into a heritage museum. The vaults he discovered date again to the Ottoman-era, the identical vaults that have been utilized by native officers and notables from al-Jahliyeh to fulfill in secret.
Ever since his discovery, Abu Diab launched into a restoration journey that included cleansing up the particles, putting in metal reinforcement and extra importantly including his inventive contact to depict the village lifetime of al-Jahliyeh, its customs, and its traits.
His museum has since was a touristic attraction with its rock tunnels, corridors, fishponds and artwork work.
Right here’s a report carried out by Kameel Rayes on Abu Diab’s museum:
And few footage I discovered on-line:
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