AhlulBayt News Agency

source : Pars Today

10 July 2024

8:26:13 AM

When in Lebanon, make sure to visit Hezbollah Museum + Photos

The Mleeta Museum is an exhibition center belonging to Hezbollah in Lebanon, located in a mountainous and forested region called Iqlim al-Tuffah in the south of the country.

Ahlulbayt News Agency: The Mleeta Museum is an exhibition center belonging to Hezbollah in Lebanon, located in a mountainous and forested region called Iqlim al-Tuffah in the south of the country.

The Mleeta Museum showcases the resistance of Hezbollah fighters against Israel from the beginning of the occupation of Beirut in 1982 to the liberation of Lebanon in 2000 and the 33-day war in 2006.

The initial idea for the establishment of the Mleeta tourist center was proposed by an architecture student at the Lebanese University in 2000 in Iqlim al-Tuffah. After that, a number of engineers, artists, and specialists participated in the construction of the project, following the completion of the square-shaped complex.

Purpose of establishment

The purpose of establishing the Mleeta Museum is to preserve the sites where Hezbollah fighters lived, so that people can experience the unique Islamic resistance of Lebanon against Israel from the time of the occupation of Beirut in 1982.

Reason for naming

The name "Mleeta" is derived from the Syriac word meaning "filled" or "occupied", taken from the original name of the mountain where Hezbollah fighters were stationed during the occupation of southern Lebanon by Israel until its liberation.

Museum slogan

The museum was launched with the slogan "The Earth's Narrative for the Sky" with the concept of narrating the stories of the earth's heroes and martyrs to the inhabitants of the sky. The logo was designed by Iranian artist Masoud Nejabati.

Museum sections

The Mleeta Museum complex consists of multiple and diverse sections:

Square: Located at the central point of the museum, it is a gathering place for visitors.

Mleeta memorial: A part of the museum that offers souvenirs and memorabilia for visitors.

Reception hall: This hall has a capacity of 150 people and is designed for various purposes, including film screenings, conferences, and different activities.

Exhibition: It features samples of war spoils and information about the Israeli army and military formations.

Moghak: A combined plan covering an area of 3,500 square meters in the western part of the museum, featuring armored vehicles and captured weapons, including a fourth-generation Merkava tank from Israel's military industry.

Path: A rugged and forested area that was the site of Hezbollah fighters' resistance.

Cave: One of the areas where Lebanese resistance forces dug and created a hideout over three years, with a depth of 200 meters and featuring various rooms and equipment.

Panorama: A forested and green area overlooking the villages of Iqlim al-Tuffah, Zahrani, Saida, and Sour, which were liberated by the Lebanese resistance forces in 1985.

Firing line: In this section, some of the resistance's weapons are on display, showcasing the development of their military structure from its inception to the present.

Freedom Square: A gathering point for visitors to rest and view samples of the Lebanese resistance's weapons.

Me'raj: The highest point in the Mleeta region, at an altitude of 1,060 meters, serving as a martyr's memorial and showing the occupied areas in the past and the liberated areas in 2000.

Well: A place where resistance fighters used to draw water for drinking and ablution for many years.

Administrative and service facilities: Including administrative offices, a reception hall, a mosque, a restaurant, a parking lot, and a clinic.

In the following part of this article from Pars Today, we will take a look at some images from the museum: