Byblos, Lebanon in 15 amazing photos - The961

Byblos, Lebanon in 15 amazing photos

Byblos, or Jbeil, is a coastal region in Mount Lebanon and the first city of Phoenicia, an ancient civilization.

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It is one of the 20 oldest cities in the world. The city has been continuously inhabited ever since it has been established in 5,000 B.C.

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It’s a popular destination for tourists as well as for locals who enjoy history and ancient architecture.

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The first inscription in the Phoenician alphabet was found on the sarcophagus of Ahiram who was the Phoenician king of Byblos!

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Byblos is home to many historic sites! This region is an open-air museum!

The Temple of the Obelisks was built between 1900 B.C. and 1600 B.C.

The ancient port, an important touristic site, dates back to 3000 B.C.

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The old souk of Byblos is one of the most charming souks in Lebanon. You can find handicrafts, natural soaps, and antique objects there!

There are ancient columns everywhere!

The beach is breathtaking!

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It is common to find cafés and restaurants in the middle of the souk!

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Having lunch by the sea is a wonderful experience!

That's the iconic Lebanese house in Byblos!

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Byblos is a must-visit!

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