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Byblos Port
Byblos Port
Map showing the location of Byblos within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Byblos within Lebanon
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°07′25″N 35°39′04″E / 34.12361°N 35.65111°E / 34.12361; 35.65111Coordinates: 34°07′25″N 35°39′04″E / 34.12361°N 35.65111°E / 34.12361; 35.65111
GovernorateMount Lebanon Governorate
DistrictJbeil District
 • City5 km2 (2 sq mi)
 • Metro
17 km2 (7 sq mi)
 • City40,000
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code+961
Criteriaiii, iv, vi
Designated1984 (8th session)
Reference no.295
State PartyLebanon
RegionArab States
Jeita Grotto

Byblos is the Greek name of the Phoenician city Gebal (Greek: Βύβλος; Hebrew: גְבַל‎; earlier Gubla/Phoenician:𐤂𐤁𐤋). It is said to be the oldest city in the world (according to the ancient historian Philo of Byblos).

Abraham River
Old Souk

History Of Byblos[change | change source]


Byblos is a city located in Lebanon. It is called Byblos by the Greeks. The word Byblos appears in the Bible under the name Gebal. Gebal means mountains.[1] The Greeks took the name of Byblos as their word for books, and from their word for books named the bible.


Interesting Places[change | change source]

There are a lot interesting places in Byblos. The most important ones are Old Souk, Qartaba, Faraya, Abraham River, Jeita Grotto and Byblos Wax Museum. Old souk is a place where you find everything old and with a cheap price. Qartaba is a village in byblos, Qartaba means good, curing and balanced weather. In winter Faraya has a cold climate and snow, Faraya means "The land of fruits and vegetables". Abraham River is a small river also called Adonis, Adonis means "The God Of Love". Jeita Grotto is one of the most beautiful places to visit. Byblos Wax Museum is a wax museum that present historical people and everything old.

Further reading[change | change source]

Je m'appelle Byblos, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, H & D, 2005. ISBN 2-914-266-04-9

References[change | change source]

  1. "Byblos". Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2017-06-15.