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Byblos Port
Byblos Port
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GovernorateMount Lebanon Governorate
DistrictJbeil District
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 • City40,000
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Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code+961
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Byblos is the Greek name of the Phoenician city Gebal (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; 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

History Of Byblos

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

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

Je m'appelle Byblos, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, H & D, 2005. Template:Catalog lookup linkScript error: No such module "check isxn".


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