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Published: 04/02/2013 by Choufi in Countries

Beirut stands on the site of a very ancient settlement going back at least 5,000 years. Its name appeared in cuneiform inscriptions as early as 1,400 B.C, when it was a Canaanite/Phoenician city.


Published: 04/02/2013 by Choufi in Countries

About 40 km southeast of Beirut, Beiteddine was chosen by Emir Bechir El Chehabi II in 1788 under the Ottoman rule as the capital of Mount Lebanon. The palace of Beiteddine was built over a thirty year period during the 18th and 19th centuries.


Published: 04/01/2013 by Choufi in Countries

Baalbeck, 86km (53mi) north-east of Beirut, is one of Lebanon's oldest cities, and one of the most important Roman sites in the Middle East. It has the most impressive classical ruins and was originally named after the Phoenician god Baal.


Published: 03/31/2013 by Choufi in Countries

BHAMDOUN is a town in Lebanon 23 kilometers (14 mi) from Beirut on the main road that leads to Damascus, lying at an altitude of 1,100 meters (3,600 ft) above the Lamartine valley.