Published since 1934 by AUB’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Berytus is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted primarily to archaeological, ethnoarchaeological, and historical studies on Lebanon and Syria from prehistoric to Ottoman times. Several recent volumes have been devoted to publishing the results of excavations undertaken in the Souks area of the Beirut Central District by the American University of Beirut in association with the Archaeological Collaboration for Research and Excavation (ACRE) between 1994 and 1996. Since 1964, Berytus has been published either annually or biennially. Berytus Archaeological Studies volumes 55 and 56 celebrate the year 2016 marking the 150th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the American University of Beirut. This volume is the companion of volume 55 wich appeared in August 2016.