Byblos (Jbeil) Archaeological Site

3 days solo travel in lebanon
may 18-19, 2012 friday to sunday

tripoli quick downtown stroll

how to go here:
from tripoli downtown terminal, ride a bus bound to beirut city and ask the driver to drop-off to byblos (biblos),jbeil is its present name. Travel time is around 30 minutes with no stop-over. Fare costs only 3,000 lbp ($2.0). Drop-off area in byblos has no marker so ensure to request to driver. If coming from beirut city, just go either from daora or charles helou bus station, all buses are crossing this town.

byblos (jbeil) archaeological sightseeing the crusaders castle

byblos (jbeil) archaeological site, roman pillars

byblos (jbeil) archaeological site inside crusaders castle

Byblos is the Greek name of the Phoenician city Gebal. The name Byblos is Greek; papyrus received its early Greek name (byblos, byblinos) from its being exported to the Aegean through Byblos. Hence the English word Bible is derived from byblos as "the (papyrus) book. Today it is believed by many to be the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byblos

byblos (jbeil) archaeological site museum

byblos (jbeil) archaeological site inside crusaders castle

byblos (jbeil) archaeological site inside crusaders castle

cannonball still there with marks

Ancient Phoenician temples - In the archaeological site of Byblos there are the remains of the Great Temple (also known as L-Shaped temple) built in 2700 BC, Temple of Baalat Gebal built in 2700 BC and Temple of the Obelisks built around 1600 BC. Entrance to this site is 8,000 lbp ($5.33) for tourist and opens from 0900-1800H. Just a walking distance from the highway at around 800 meters away.

byblos (jbeil) archaeological site view from above

byblos (jbeil) archaeological site view from above

byblos (jbeil) archaeological site view from above

byblos souq of souvenirs


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