Detail of dragon on Japanese Incense Burner (c. 1844). Photo by S. Butlin.


“Papa started for a drive…the ruins of a chapel commemorating the spot were St. George is said to have fought the dragon is on the way there.  The road ran through mulberry groves, and very fertile land, Mount Lebanon looked very well in the distance partly obscured by clouds.”

Milly Harris’ travel diary entry, 8 April 1898, Beirut, Lebanon.[1]