This old famous Lebanese house in Jbeil Byblos, as well as the sea castle and other ruins in one of the oldest cities in the world are in danger. Jbeil’s touristic sites have been neglected by the authorities and need proper maintenance and renovation.
This typical Lebanese house founded in the vicinity of the Castle and the only one which was kept in place after the expulsion by the French explorers of the owners of those houses in the late twenties of the twentieth century.
These houses were demolished in order to explore this whole archaeological area. Many archaeological treasures were sent to museums in France . Only one house was spared from demolition, this has been the property of Mr. Osman Husami, a merchant known in his time. This house was built most likely in the second quarter of the nineteenth century.
This Lebanese house situated inside the ruins of Byblos, had inspired many painters and photographers. Its typical Lebanese architecture and its great location made it a touristic attraction.”