Reminiscence of a journey to the Land of Cedars – Lebanon (Part 5 of 7)

Byblos, earlier known as Gebal, is believed to be the oldest of all Phoenician cities. It served as the major port for the export of cedar wood, papyrus and other goods to Egypt. The ruins of the city of Byblos has always interested archaeologists because of the successive layers of debris from the centuries of human habitation. The remains of the Great Temple, Temple of Baalat Gebal and others scattered across the archaeological site of Byblos are from the Phoenician period and are as old as 2700 BC. The Byblos castle, made of limestone, was built on the remains of Roman structures by the Crusaders in the 12th century.
Today, Byblos or Jbeil is a very modern city and a popular tourist attraction in the Mediterranean.

Ruins
Byblos city
Ruins
Ruins
Archaelogical museum next to the excavation site
Byblos City
Ruins
Byblos City
Excavation site at Byblos
Excavation site at Byblos
Byblos harbour
Ruins
Byblos beach
Ruins
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