Lebanon : Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe at the opening ceremony of the LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation
On the occasion of the inauguration of the « LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation » on 15 May in Byblos, the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe were presented by Juan Manuel Cid, Project Manager for the Routes of El Legado Andalusi. He presented the Umayyads Trail Project, a European Neighborhood Program Initiative that results from the cooperation between Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia. Led by the public foundation "The Legacy of al-Andalus", the Umayyads Trail aims at promoting sustainable tourism through an itinerary based on the history of the Umayyad Dynasty. Together with the Phoenicians’ Route of the Council of Europe, the Umayyads Trail is part of a major project funded by the European Union, within the framework of the WATCH the world association for cultural heritage.
Furthermore, the public television in Lebanon broadcasted an episode about the LAU- Cardahi Foundation and Museum presenting its dedication to cultural heritage in collaboration with the Phoenicians' Route, the Umayyad route and the war free heritage listed cities: http://www.teleliban.com.lb/replay.php?id=5113&show=27
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