The Republic of Lebanon, organized in 1920 and now a mandate of France (in 1939), is one of the youngest in the world, but it controls a region which has been a cradle of the history of western civilization. Lebanon is rightfully proud of her ancient story and many of her exhibits n the Hall of Nations deal with this stirring chronicle of the past. The silkworm and the vine are extensively cultivated and the country is reach in olive, fig and mulberry trees. In addition to the display of her agricultural products, the Exhibit contains a rich collection of embroideries.
Test from the Official Guidebook, hard cover.