Archaeological Museum – American University of Beirut
Leila Badre is a Syro-Lebanese Archaeologist, born in Beirut, Director of the Archaeological Museum – American University of Beirut.
She excavated several sites in Lebanon and Syria, (Ugarit 1973 and Ras Ibn Hani 1977-79), also Dubai (Jumeirah 1969 – 70) and Yemen (Shabwa 1979 – 83).
She is the director of Tell Kazel excavation project in Syria (1985-2010). She is the director of excavation in Tyre (2012-2014) where was discovered the First Phoenician Temple.
Museography and Exhibitions
Major achievement: Total Renovation of AUB Museum in 2006.
Creation of a new Crypt Museum in St George Cathedral in 2011.
Organized ten exhibitions at AUB Museum: Birth of the Alphabet, The Purple Dye, Arabic Calligraphy, The Young Man of Byrsa (Carthage).
Founder of the Friends of the AUB Museum (1980).
Founder of Lebanese National Committee for the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
Founding Member of the Lebanese National Heritage Association.
Les figurines anthropomorphes en terre cuite à l’Age du Bronze en Syrie. BAH T. CIII, Paris, P. Geuthner 1980.
About 50 various articles in International Scientific Periodicals.