Ancient Syrian building techniques preserved in Lebanon | ABC News

Ancient Syrian building techniques preserved in Lebanon | ABC News
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Syria is home to unique mud-brick buildings that preserve pleasant temperatures through fierce summers and sub-zero winters. But the civil war has seen villagers flee and their homes crumble without regular maintenance. If the villagers can not return, a tradition maintained for thousands of years may be lost.

In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, an ethnologist and a Syrian builder are working to preserve the knowledge of generations.

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