The ancient and peaceful Byblos, commonly known by the locals as: Jebal (transliteration), a small town where people lived for a long time, and people still live in the ancient city. Its appearance is peaceful and beautiful, uncontested with the world, and independent. It is me A place I love very much, find a cafe by the sea, sit in the open air, have a cup of coffee and watch the sunset fall into the Mediterranean...
Facing the Mediterranean Sea, the weather sometimes rained and sometimes cleared. It was super beautiful. I met a family traveling from Iraq and four super cute little babies.
The birthplace of the Phoenician alphabet is here. The Phoenicians created Byblos and many other world cultural heritage sites in Lebanon and Syria. Unfortunately, many of them were destroyed by war. Byblos is one of the few cities still inhabited today. Although most of the houses I live in are modern and newly built. Picture 4 is the house where the local residents lived. Later, the archaeologist found the treasure below, so they demolished the house and excavated the archaeological site. The ruins here are layer after layer. First the oldest Phoenician civilization, then the Christian civilization brought about by the later Crusades, and then the later Islamic civilization. Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" is the best commentary on Lebanon and even the Middle East, as well as the current world trade war and other issues.
One of the amazing cities in lebanon
Very nice city wonderful people