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Photo courtesy of Melissa Tabeek, You can see her work here 

Ahmad, originally form Syria, is a merchant and artist in Beirut’s Souk Al Ahad. Like many other merchants, he has been selling treasures for a number of years and takes pride when someone values and sees the beauty in a given item. He travels back and forth to Damascus, bringing back handcrafted art and antiques for others to enjoy.

Souk Al Ahad is among the many souks scattered across the country. Saida and Tripoli boasts  a number of famous souks. Every week, you can find something new that catches your eye. One man’s trash in another person’s treasure!

Check out your local souks or flea markets because you never know what you may find.

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