Lebanon Is Stronger Than You Think, Here Are 7 Things That Prove It!

Over the course of its history, faced many wars and disastrous events. We should not forget that managed to stay strong despite hardships. Whether it’s now or during the ancient times, showed the capability of standing back on its feet after falling hard. The Lebanese people proved have proved to the world how resilient they are. Here are 7 things that show ’s strength!

#1 The cedars of are the symbol of strength in the Old Testament

The word

Cedar 

is mentioned 75 times in the Old Testament. It represents strength and longevity.

#2 was born 7 times

Over the course of its history, was destroyed and rebuilt 7 times. That’s why it is compared to a Phoenix. The proof of this lies under where archaeologists found a destroyed Canaanite city wall, Crusader fortress walls, Iron Age shaft tombs, a Roman law school, Roman baths and many more archaeological sites.

#3 Phoenicia was a trading empire

Phoenicians had great maritime navigation skills, so they took advantage of that and built a trading empire. They created nautical routes and were able to trade with countries in Asia, Africa, and even Europe! The exported goods were fruits, vegetables, and wine. However, they were mostly famous for the cedar wood that they exported. In the ancient times, cedar woods were prestigious and only rich people could afford to buy them. King Salomon used cedar wood for his temple. However, they were mostly famous for the cedar wood that they exported. In the ancient times, cedar woods were prestigious and only rich people could afford to buy them. King Salomon used cedar wood for his temple.

#4 , the Mother of Laws

The law school of was a center for studying Roman law. The Roman Empire established similar law schools on its territory, but the one in had the best reputation. It was so widely recognized that was known as the “Mother of Laws”. The first law school in the world was built in .

#5 Latin letters derived from the alphabet

The alphabet is the oldest one. Not only it was a medium that Phoenicians used to communicate in writing, but also lots of other alphabets derived from it, such as the Greek alphabet and by extension the Latin alphabet.

#6 survived a huge civil war

If you look at right now, especially , you wouldn’t know that it was completely destroyed during the civil war. The hopefulness of Lebanese people rebuilt and made it one of the most beautiful countries ever.

#7 The stability of the Lebanese pound

Despite all the situations that has faced these past few years including now, the Lebanese pound remains stable. The efforts made by the Governor of the Central Bank of resulted in the Lebanese pound’s resistance, an achievement indeed.


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