The site was found by Jesuit Father Dillenseger and published by fellow Jesuits Godefroy Zumoffen, Collections from the site were made by Bergy, Describes and another Jesuit, Paul Bovier-Lapierre.
A large number of Middle Paleolithic flint tools were found on the surface and in side gullies that drain into the river.
Beirut VII, or Rivoli Cinema and Byblos Cinema sites near the Bourj in the Rue el Arz area, are two sites discovered by Lorraine Copeland and Peter Wescombe in 1964 and examined by Diana Kirkbride and Roger Saidah.
One site was behind the parking lot of the Byblos Cinema and showed collapsed walls, pits, floors, charcoal, pottery and flints.
Public architecture included several bath complexes, colonnaded streets, a circus and theater; on the reverse, the city's symbol appears: a dolphin entwines an anchor. The city was assimilated into the Roman Empire, veteran soldiers were sent there, and large building projects were undertaken.
It was notable for the discovery of a finely styled Canaanean blade javelin suggested to date to the Néolithique Ancien or Néolithique Moyen periods of Byblos and which is held in the school library.
Beirut IV, or Furn esh Shebbak, river banks, was also on the left bank of the river and on either side of the road leading eastwards from the Furn esh Shebbak police station towards the river that marked the city limits.
The area was covered in red sand that represented Quaternary river terraces.
A Call to Arms Nantes A Sunday Smile Guyamas Sonora La Banlieue Cliquot The Penalty Forks and Knives (La Fête) In the Mausoleum Un Dernier Verre (Pour la Route) Cherbourg St.
No recent population census has been done but in 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to slightly less than 2 million as part of Greater Beirut.