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In the footsteps of St. Simeon The Stylite

Prestige issue 127-128, Dec-Jan. 2003-2004
At 32 kms from Aleppo. A mountain. A place of pilgrimage. Qal’at Simaan, the citadel of Simeon. The saint lived there 42 years on a pillar. He was called the Stylite. His asceticism fascinated. His faith was mobilizing crowds. When he died, people wanted to make the richest tribute to the man who had made a vow of poverty. Around this pillar was built a large church.

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Spectacular Glimpse

Prestige Nº 252-253, Juillet-Aout 2014 The soft lighting of the room lamps charms the mood

when gorgeous Italian Made dresses,

with a sparkling young but premium style,

celebrate between the luxurious corners of the house.

A lascivious passion ignites the atmosphere

preparing for the Gala evening that…

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Scoop! A wreck found

Prestige issue 111, August 2002
The fishermen were accustomed to cast their nets over this particular area of fish off Tripoli. This intrigued Walid Noshie because divers know, fish are attracted by wrecks. Walid therefore decided to explore it with his team of the NISD. After four failed attempts, due to poor visibility and currents, one day per 60 meters deep, an elongated shadow loomed before the astonished eyes of the divers.

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The Ghost ship of Batroun

Prestige issue 117, February 2003
The sea jealously guards its secrets, but sometimes it consents to unveil a mystery. These boats buried there are not only wrecks, each carries a story, a drama. Old fishermen are their guards who took out of the sea lessons of life, who have drawn their wisdom there. Of the wreck we explored, we know one thing: a ship carrying

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Bosra Al Cham: The forgotten Capital

Prestige issue 113, October 2002
Its basalt stones fit together in a vivid testimony of the history of several civilizations. Quoted on the tablets of Tell Amarna, correspondence between the pharaoh and the Phoenician kings. Second capital of the Nabateans after Petra, seat of the Roman governor of the time of Trajan, deeply Arab…

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Saidoun The Sunken City

Prestige issue 118, March 2003
Once there was Saidoun, a lost city island, which disappeared into the depths of the sea, an island that created so many legends and raised envy; we end up believing that only it existed in the imagination of Phoenician and Greek historians, until … when a diver discovered quite by chance, one kilometer off Sidon, the remains of a city.

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Sea turtle in Lebanon: a Lesson of Survival

Prestige issue 119, April 2003
Imagine a history dating back 100 million years, the story of an animal that has succeeded where the almighty dinosaurs failed: survive, despite climate changes. Today, a greater threat to the turtle, a danger that was not intended by nature: the destructive hand of man. In Lebanon, it was barely mentioned until the day when a woman met them by chance

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On the edge of discoveries

Prestige issue 122, July 2003
Testimonials from father to son. Fishermen from this coastal village speak of a plane shot in the Second World War and turned into a ball of fire, evidence that pass into legend until, more than half a century later, diving off the coast, we found a wreck lying12meters deep. But what is the identity of this mysterious plane?

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The Fascinating Universe of our Seabed

Prestige August 2003, issue 123
Our Mediterranean, which caresses the shores of Lebanon, hosts fauna and flora of incredible wealth. We do not realize it but as long as we indulge ourselves in the pleasures of diving, it is a whole world that is revealed to us and that we should think about protecting to save our ecosystem.

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