Monday, October 14, 2013

Welcome to the Anglo-American Cemetery Website

Tucked away in the Beirut suburb of Furn el-Shebbak (meaning the oven of the window), the Anglo-American Cemetery is a serene location, providing calm and sanctity to contrast the bustle of Beirut. 

On this page you will find more information about the Anglo-American Cemetery (AAC), its history, location, opening hours, and governance. Periodical blog posts will provide additional information about the personalities who are buried at the cemetery. From missionaries to businessmen, relief workers to RAF pilots, children to entrepreneurs, these individuals illuminate the manifold paths Americans and Brits followed to the Middle East (and to the USA and UK). Exploring the lives of these individuals will offer an insight not only only this unique facet of Beirut history, but of transnational global history---highlighting that which brought such diverse individuals together and which continue to link us today.