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Temple of the Obelisks.

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pivapao on August 24, 2010

The city of Byblos is one of the oldest cities in the world, having been inhabited continuously since Neolithic times more than 7000 years ago. It is located in today's Lebanon, about 35 km north of Beirut. In ancient times it was an important sea port from which the famous cedar trees of Lebanon were exported to Egypt in exchange for papyrus, ivory, ebony and gold. Trade goods from as early as Egypt's 2nd dynasty have been found there. Byblos is also noteworthy as the place where the linear alphabet was invented. This became the basis for the modern alphabet that we use today.

Antonio Modroño Ferr… on September 17, 2013

¡Buena foto Paolo y muy bien documentada!Me gusta.Saludos...Antonio.

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    by pivapao