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Coffee Hour Presentation

  1. 1. Kansas State UniversityInternational Student Center<br />Lebanon لبنان<br />Land of the Cedars<br />Coffee Hour Series<br />
  2. 2. Location<br />
  3. 3. General Facts<br /><ul><li>Capital : Beirut
  4. 4. Other Major City: Jbail, Jounieh, Tripoli, Saida , Tyre, Baalbeck, Zahle
  5. 5. Area: 10,452 Km2 (4,035 sq mi)
  6. 6. State of Kansas is bigger 20 times than Lebanon
  7. 7. Official Languages: Arabic, French</li></li></ul><li>The Lebanese Flag<br />
  8. 8. Lebanon ? What does it mean?<br />
  9. 9. General Facts<br /><ul><li>Spoken Language: Arabic, French, English, and Armenian
  10. 10. Population inside Lebanon: 3.8 Millions
  11. 11. Population Outside Lebanon: 14 Millions</li></ul> United States, Canada, Australia , and Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico)<br /><ul><li> 18 Religious communities </li></li></ul><li>Famous Lebanese American<br />Ray Lahood<br />John AbiZeid<br />
  12. 12. Famous Lebanese American<br />RonySeikaly<br />Helen Thomas<br />
  13. 13. Lebanon in the Holy Bible<br />Lebanon is Mentioned 71 times in the Holy Bible<br />Deuteronomy 11:24           Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours; your territory shall be from the wilderness and Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphra'tes, to the western sea. <br />Deuteronomy 11:24           Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours; your territory shall be from the wilderness and Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphra'tes, to the western sea. <br />Song of Solomon 4:15           a garden fountain, a well of living water, and flowing streams from Lebanon. <br />
  14. 14. General Facts<br />Climate: <br />Moderate Mediterranean climate<br />Average Temperature during Winter is 50 F<br />Average Temperature during Summer is 86 F<br />
  15. 15. Education<br />Two school systems: French and American System<br />Academic Phases is composed of four parts :<br />Preschool (3 years)<br />Elementary (5 years)<br />Intermediate (4 years)<br />Secondary (3 years)<br />At Grade 11th, Students choose between two concentrations: Scientific or Humanities<br />At Grade 12th, Students choose between four concentrations: Life Science, General Science, Sociology and economics, and literature and humanities. <br />In Lebanon there are 42 universities<br />
  16. 16. Brief History<br />
  17. 17. Brief History<br />
  18. 18. Phoenician Alphabet<br />
  19. 19. Brief History<br />
  20. 20. Brief History<br />
  21. 21. Brief History<br /><ul><li>Independenceday: 22nd of November 1943</li></li></ul><li>Public Holidays in Lebanon<br /><ul><li>January 1: New Year’s Day
  22. 22. January 6: Armenian Christmas
  23. 23. February 9: St Maroun Day
  24. 24. Good Friday
  25. 25. Easter Day
  26. 26. August 15: Feast of the Assumption
  27. 27. November 1: All Saints Day
  28. 28. November 22: Independence Day
  29. 29. December 25: Christmas
  30. 30. Islamic New Year
  31. 31. Day of Ashura
  32. 32. Eid el Fitr
  33. 33. Mawlid (Prophet Birthday)
  34. 34. Eid el Adha</li></li></ul><li>Sports<br /><ul><li>Basketball and Soccer are the two major sports in Lebanon.
  35. 35. Lebanese Basketball men team qualified to the world Cup for the 3rd consecutive time. </li></li></ul><li>Skiing in Lebanon<br />
  36. 36. Skiing in Lebanon<br />
  37. 37. Traditional Costumes<br />
  38. 38. Lebanese People<br />
  39. 39. Traditional Lebanese Houses<br />
  40. 40. Dabke<br />
  41. 41. Belly Dancing <br />
  42. 42. Aanjar<br />Ruins of the 8th century Umayyad dynasty <br />It was a commercial center.<br />
  43. 43. Baalback<br /><ul><li>The Temple of Jupiter:</li></ul>It is largest Romantemple ever constructed. Today, just six of the original 54 columns remain standing.<br />
  44. 44. Baalback<br />The Temple of Bacchus<br />It is the best-preserved Roman temple in the Middle East. It is still larger than the Parthenon in Athens.<br />
  45. 45. Baalback Festival<br />
  46. 46. Baalback<br />
  47. 47. Qana (Cana)<br />Jesus and the disciples would take refuge from the heat for lessons<br />Jesus turned water into wine<br />
  48. 48. Lady of Lebanon<br />Virgin Mary, known as Our Lady of Lebanon<br />
  49. 49. Beirut<br /><ul><li>Its 5,000 years old
  50. 50. It is known by the Paris of the Middle East</li></li></ul><li>Beirut<br />
  51. 51. Site Seeing<br />
  52. 52. Site Seeing<br />
  53. 53. Beirut<br />The New York Times Recommends Beirut #1 Destination for 2009<br />
  54. 54.
  55. 55. Beiteddine<br />The Beiteddine palace complex, Lebanon's best example of early 19th century Lebanese architecture, was built over a thirty year period by Emir BechirChehab II, who ruled Mount Lebanon for more than half a century.<br />
  56. 56. Site Seeing<br />
  57. 57. Beiteddine Festival:<br />Annual Summer Festival<br />Classical music, dance, theatre, opera, jazz, and modern world music<br />
  58. 58. Byblos (Jbeil)<br />One of Oldest cities in the world 7000 years<br />Trade and Commercial Center <br />
  59. 59. Adonis(Eshmun)<br />Fertility God and a Haunter<br />He was killed by a wild boar<br />
  60. 60. Tyr <br />Phoenician City <br />Birthplace of Europa and Elissa<br />
  61. 61. Europa and Elissa (Dido)<br />
  62. 62.
  63. 63.
  64. 64.
  65. 65. Site Seeing<br />
  66. 66. Soap Production<br />
  67. 67. Cedars Trees<br />Some are 2,000 years old (CedrusLibani)<br />Mentioned numerous times in the Bible<br />
  68. 68. Cedars Trees<br />Psalms 104:16 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted<br />2 Samuel 5:11 And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house. <br />
  69. 69.
  70. 70. Jeitta Grotto<br />It was created during the Ice Age<br />Nominated to be one of the new wonders of the world<br />Some are 2,000 years old<br />
  71. 71. Jeitta Grotto<br />Vote on www.new7wonders.com<br />
  72. 72.
  73. 73. Lebanese Food<br />world<br />
  74. 74. Lebanese Food<br />
  75. 75. Lebanese Food<br />
  76. 76. Lebanese Food<br />
  77. 77. Lebanese Food<br />
  78. 78. Lebanese Wine<br />Oldest Site in wine Production in the World<br />30 wineries in Lebanon<br />
  79. 79. Lebanese Wine<br />Genesis 14:18 mentions that the Phoenician King gave bread and wine to Abraham, and Hosea 14:8 suggests "his fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon"<br />
  80. 80. Thank you<br />Questions?<br />

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