Stained Glass Damaged in Beirut Explosion

On 4th August, Beirut was rocked by the explosion of ammonium nitrate that was stored in a warehouse in the Port of Beirut. The incident killed at least two hundred people, injured thousands and caused widespread damage and destruction. Among the many structural casualties of the blast were numerous stained-glass windows, many of which had been created or painstakingly restored by local master glazier Maya Husseini. Their loss is particularly devastating as much of this glass had only been made or restored in the past thirty years, after the widespread losses during the Lebanese civil war. You can read more about Maya’s work and the impact of the explosion in a feature by Mylène Vigneron, who interviewed Maya earlier this month.

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