The city of Byblos is considered by the UNESCO World Heritage Foundation to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. For thousands of years, Byblos, in Lebanon, was famous for shipping the country’s ceders all over the world, especially to ancient Egypt, Israel, and Babylon. According to the Bible, Lebanon’s cedars were used in the construction of Solomon’s temple.
The trouble is, nobody actually knows where the ancient, original port of Byblos is.
Lebanese archaeologist Dr. Martine Francis-Allouche and French Egyptologist Nicolas Grimal began their search where marine-archaeology-pioneer Honor Frost began it, in the 1960s. The project is called “Byblos and the sea”, and they’re attempting to trace all the evidence back to the original location of Byblos’ port.