Our News
  • 06
    Jun 2012
    Cyrrhus at the Regional Seminar on the Protection of the Cultural Heritage, held in Beirut the 6,7 and 8 of June 2012
  • 01
    May 2012
    The Restoration of the Roman House will be presented at ICAANE 2012 by Jeanine Abdul Massih the 1st of May.
  • 24
    Apr 2012
    It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of our greatest friend the incredible caring Dr. ANTOINE SOULEIMAN archaeologist, scientist, and researcher. We owe him a lot.
  • 03
    Jan 2011
    In 2011 two campaigns of excavations were conducted on the site of Cyrrhus: the first one in June and the Second in October


Since 2008 the Balamand university has invested fundes to study the Pillars Basilica of Cyrrhus. This project is under the direction of Nadine Panayot-Haroun.

This building is being excavated and studied, it will soon be presented to the public.The apse of the basilica is of a square shape facing the east. In the north side of the edifice, many thresholds were revealed. The narthex is located on the western side. The Byzantine basilica was installed on previous Roman monuments: at least two levels of flooring covered with mosaics were discovered, unfortunately completely looted. At a later period, after it was abandoned the building appears to have been occupied by presses. In the Islamic period, it is quite possible also that the old church was re-used as a mosque. Current researches focus on understanding the various transformations and specify the chronology of occupations.