Commemorative Stelae of Nahr el-Kalb

Commemorative Stelae of Nahr el-Kalb

Commemorative Stelae of Nahr el-Kalb are a group of more than 20 reliefs, rock carvings and inscriptions engraved in limestone rocks around the estuary of Nahr al-Kalb in Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon. The inscriptions include 3 Egyptian hieroglyphic stelae from Pharaohs including Ramesses II, 6 Cuneiform inscriptions from Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian kings, Roman and Greek inscriptions, Arabic inscriptions from the Mamluk sultan Barquq and the Druze prince Fakhr-al-Din II, a memorial to the French intervention in Lebanon during the 1860 Mount Lebanon civil war, and an inscription dedicated to the independence of Lebanon from France in 1943.

Site Information

Country: Lebanon

District: Mount Lebanon Governorate

Category: Ancient Rock Workes

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monument


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: The archaeological site of Nahr el-Kalb

Date of Submission: 2019

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