Beirut’s old manara, the Arabic word for lighthouse, is perched on a hill facing the sea. The neighborhood where this black-and-white striped 82-foot tower is located was even named after it. Victor Chebli, whose family have been lighthouse keepers in the country for over 150 years, is committed to shining a light on Lebanon’s past. This lighthouse is not only a historic building but also a monument to the country’s resilience and a reflection on how individuals are playing a This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-One Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 41 The Cowboys of Tuscany In Italy’s unruly Maremma, a handful of horsemen corral cattle at breakneck speeds. Arts & Culture Design Issue 41 Tile Making in Mallorca Biel Huguet charts the history of his island in colorful cement. Arts & Culture Issue 41 A Cinema in Tangier The artist Yto Barrada on co-founding a cinema for the city that inspires her art. Arts & Culture Issue 41 A Desperate Crossing Olivia Spili, of the NGO Sea-Watch, details a very different Mediterranean reality. Arts & Culture Issue 41 An Artist in Tunis Dora Dalila Cheffi is building her reputation, and her home, in the Tunisian capital. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Close Knit Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestrymaking alive.