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Byblos

What to do: Byblos is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities and, as such, everywhere in this stone-built old town offers fascinating remnants of a bygone era. Visit the Crusader castle built in 1108 and the remains of the Roman temple and theatre nearby. Among the most interesting Byblian ruins are seven mysterious deep pits situated at the western end of the remains of the Reshef Temple. These are the ancient resting-places of the local Gebilitic royalty.

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La Voie Romaine

Byblos

Coming from the interior of the country, the Roman road lined with column leads to Byblos. Oriented east-west, the road goes towards the nympheum. The plan of the Roman Way in Byblos shows a dense network of streets lined with columns. The Roman Way in Byblos is visible at the eastern entrance of the city where vestiges Were exhumed in 1982. Since then, the pavement has been severely degraded and a few columns have been Erected on a base. The ruins of the buildings which bordered it Nymphaeum are visible and some Corinthian capitals are in good condition Scattered over the pavement next to the Nymphaeum. The Corinthian order is the last of the three Greek architectural orders, Character is mainly determined by a great wealth of elements and a Capital decorated with two rows of acanthus leaves. The shaft of the Corinthian column is usually fluted when the columns Are of marble, and smooth when they are of porphyry or granite, as This is the case in Byblos. The site is well laid out and has been rehabilitated by the CHUD project (Cultural Heritage and Urban Development) in the form of a garden Archaeological and pedestrian access to the Old Town.

Fondation Pépé Abed

Byblos, Lebanon

To visit Lebanon without knowing Pepe Abed is to pass his honeymoon with a eunuch. Pepe Abed the most feared man of Lebanon tourism creates a Workshop in which he presents beautiful original jewelry that he then transforms In a workshop-club in which he gathers all his friends. In this workshop, he Of an unusual collection of strange jewels that he forges himself and Monuments of pottery. The museum shows Roman sculptures Genuine Phoenician pots, Greco-Roman anchors, Various civilizations and other ancient objects and collections that Pepe himself collected during his dives in the Mediterranean. Its foundation is In favor of the archaeological heritage of Byblos under the protection of Unesco.

Port de Byblos

Byblos

From the fourth millennium BC. J.-C. Byblos is an active shopping center, Especially with ancient Egypt with which it exports wood from Lebanon. This Rapprochement of Egypt has a lasting effect on the art and culture of Byblos, It becomes an important religious center where the cult of Osiris is practiced. She Also trade in textiles and clothing with Mesopotamia, in particular With the city of Mari and also with the Minoans of Crete. The current port of Byblos is the refurbished image of the ancient port which, from the age Bronze, served to the Phoenicians to export cedar wood to Egypt For the manufacture of resin vessels and the like. The port was initially Phoenician but the Crusaders provided the port with its two defensive towers Who controlled access. Byblos was the major port of the Mediterranean of the 3rd Millennium av. J-C. In 1104, Byblos fell under the Crusades. Then under the Domination Mamluk and Ottoman. Today, the city becomes a small port Famous for its ancient monuments.

Musée des fossilesc

Byblos

The Museum of Fossils of Byblos (Memory of Time) contains collections Shark fossils, eels, shrimps, squid, rays and Flying fish. It was opened in 1991 and is located in the old souk of Byblos. Most of the collection comes from neighboring villages like Haqel, Hjula, and Ennammoura. The building is old, not restored. The location is Bad condition and the garden is neglected. There is only one open room With some exposed fossils. So the location is not functional, there is no sightseeing and not Employees and administrative staff.

Musée de Cire

Byblos

One of the first wax museums in the world, founded in 1970, the Wax Museum Of Byblos is an adventure through Lebanese history. It brings you back to the age Phoenician and reflects its civilization (ships, pottery, glass ...) and its legends. Then it is about ancient Lebanon, rural life, princes and their way of life As well as important events related to Independence.

Gibran?s Lebanon

Byblos

The Librairie is a restored room, made of sandy stones. Typical Architecture of the city of Byblos. However, the number of books is limited, they provide them in response to the request. The Books are for adults but also for children dealing with subjects Varied in different languages and related to the land of the Cedars.

CLAC - Centre de Lecture et d?Animation Culturelle

Byblos

Historic building for cultural and artistic activities. Modestly Arranged for conferences and screenings. CLAC offers book loans Children and adults free Periodicals and works with internet access for research. Furthermore, Several activities are carried out, such as workshops of crafts, arts Plastics, gardening ... as well as musical evenings, evenings Literary and poetic ... Finally, this location well located in relation to The citadel, is used by tourists as a gateway to the souk. In May 2013, the center began collecting information following the Request from the Ministry of Culture.

Cathédrale Saint Jean-Marc

Byblos

Studies of the cathedral suggest that the construction of The church began in 1115. Located in the center of the city, the cathedral is Romanesque Reflecting local and Byzantine architectural influence. Following custom, it is Considered that Saint Jean-Marc founded the first Christian community in Jbeil. The Cathedral is built on the ruins of the old church. In 1764, the church was Handed over by the Emir Youssef CHEHAB to the monks of the Lebanese Maronite Order who Restored and continue to serve it until today. As for the monument, it is ancient and well preserved having a historical value, Religious and artistic significance. However, this cathedral is only used For religious visits. Some tourists are attracted by its appearance Architectural and historical. But this artistic aspect is completely neglected (Like the mosaic in the garden).

Eglise Nossa Senhora da Penna

Byblos

The church of Nossa Senhora da Panna is more of a small chapel and is located just Outside the city of Byblos, along the road leading to the marina and the club Pepe fishing. The church Nossa Senhora da Penna is a small chapel Built in the 18th century by the Kmeid family during the Ottoman period in Lebanon. Dedicated to Our Lady of Rio de Janeiro, the chapel is built of stone blocks And the small altar is decorated with paintings including the recognizable Padre Pio. The Garden that supports the building is protected by a white statue of the Virgin Marie who seems to be watching over the chapel. In front of the altar, it is possible, when the Door is open, to sit on the benches.

Eglise Notre Dame de la Porte

Byblos

It is a small building erected in the 18th century on the ruins of a gateway to Northern part of the old town. The church is well laid out. Presence of Maintenance, security settings such as cameras. Renovated facade and interesting floral decoration. But just at the bottom of the church, of beverage vendors.

Eglise Notre Dame de la Délivrance - Saydet El Najat

Byblos

The church dates from the 12th century. Before the church was built, there was a temple Which was later converted into a Byzantine temple in the 3rd century. This temple is Always present below the church in the form of ruins and legendary stones History. Outside the church there is a well-kept garden with a floral decoration Interesting and well-appointed statues. However, the mosaic is neglected.

La Citadelle de Byblos

Byblos

The site antique se trouve sur une pointe de terre here contrôle baies deux, une au north here abrite the actuel port, l'autre au sud. Le site comprend les antique fortifications antiques, tombes de des Rois de dont Byblos Ahiram of cells, dans laquelle a été découvert the sarcophage sur lequel inscrite est la plus vieille transcription Phenicienne et enfin the fameux puits naturel, lieu de l'une originel des plus vieilles villes du monde. The sarcophage of Ahiram est aujourd'hui exposé au Musée National de Beyrouth. Sur le site de Byblos antique if trouvent des ruines de toutes les populations Here habite ont la région depuis sa fondation. On y trouve en particulier une colonnade romaine ainsi qu'un au nymphée Northeast du site, les de la murailles villas Phenicienne, les fortifications perses, a point d'eau utilisé par de multiples civilizations, the citadel croisée, et même une maison du début du siècle xx (the maison de Mousbah et Ousman Houssami).

Mosquée du Sultan Abdel Majid

Byblos

Chef-de d'?uvre the Ottoman architecture, the mosque du Sultan Abdul Majid in construite été en 1648 dans le vieux quartier historique. Elle est dominee par coupole semi-et une sphérique an octagonal minaret.

Centre international des sciences de l?homme (CISH)

Byblos

Une construction traditionnelle, une partie datée du 11eme siècle, une autre du 18eme siecle et la troisième datée du début du 20eme siècle. Bâtiment en pierre de sable typique de l'architecture de la vieille ville de Byblos. Bâtiment de deux étages, composé de deux grandes salles de conférence, de 4 bureaux, the salle d'attente d'une cuisine et une. Bibliothèque bien équipée en ordinateurs.