Old Photographs of Lebanon in 1950s-80s (40+ photos)



1977 map of South Lebanon by the Central Intelligence Agency

Lebanese Rocket Society, a science club from a Lebanese university which developed into their space program. After a series of successful launches of Cedar rockets, their program ended in 1966

A Lebanese woman in West Beirut celebrates her wedding during the 1996 Lebanon War

Massacre of Muslims at Shatila refugee camp, 1982
The Sabra and Shatila massacre was the killing of between 762 and 3,500 civilians, mostly Palestinians and Lebanese Shiites, by a militia close to the Kataeb Party, also called Phalange, a predominantly Christian Lebanese right-wing party in the Sabra neighborhood and the adjacent Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. From approximately 18:00 on 16 September to 08:00 on 18 September 1982, a widespread massacre was carried out by the militia virtually under the eyes of their Israeli allies.