Byblos

Byblos

Byblos, Jubayl, is a Mediterranean city in the Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon. It was built by Cronus as the first city in Phoenicia. It is one of the cities suggested as the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world and the site has been continuously inhabited since 5000 BC. The city was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

Site Information

Country: Lebanon

District: Mount Lebanon Governorate

Site History: Fifth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Neolithic

Later Cultures: Phoenician + Roman + Crusader + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

World Heritage Site

Official Name: Byblos

Date of Inscription: 1984

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