Good news to all ancient history lovers out there, the Beirut National Museum plans to finally open the basement section to the public:
The Beirut National Museum has launched a six-month project to restore an ancient fresco of Roman burial rites that was first discovered near the southern city of Tyre in 1937.
The fresco, discovered in a cave in the region of Burj Shmali by British excavators, was moved to the Beirut National Museum in the 1940’s to save it from degradation. Over the years it was kept in the basement of the museum along with other ancient tombs and artifacts.
The basement of the museum is currently closed to visitors but is expected to reopen in November with the unveiling of the newly-restored fresco.