Athens to Byblos: Visiting the world’s five most ancient cities; Bob Taylor; CDN

Today’s travel article journeys to five of the world’s most ancient cities: Athens, Aleppo, Varanasi, Jericho and Byblos.

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Can Lebanon’s cedars outlive climate change and a pesky insect?; Marcello Rossi; Al Jazeera

As rising temperatures threaten to sweep away the remaining cedar forests, a tiny green grub is making matters worse.

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15 Ancient Engineering Marvels (Eastern); Kashyap Vyas; Interesting Engineering

Check out these ancient engineering marvels from the eastern parts of the world that demonstrate human’s creativity at its best.

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Most Interesting and the Oldest Cities around the World; Nik Fes; TR

The oldest cities of the world are also the most interesting ones.

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Lebanese mountains blanketed in snow; AFP

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Qadisha valley and Mount Lebanon are covered by snow after storms hit Lebanon and neighbouring Syria. In recent days the area has been hit by a prolonged patch of severe weather.

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Yes, You Can Ski In the Middle East. Here’s How.; Paul Jebara; Robb Report

Yes, it’s possible–here are the seven top resorts in the Middle East and North Africa to hit this year.

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Italian Team Makes Painstaking Efforts to Clean Pillars of Baalbeck’s Jupiter Temple; Daily Star

Italian Team Makes Painstaking Efforts to Clean Pillars of Baalbeck’s Jupiter Temple…

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Backpacking Lebanon? The 25 Things You Need to Know; Steph; Big World Small Pockets

Let’s be honest, Lebanon is definitely not yet a well-known backpacking destination, but I reckon it soon will be, because this place is pumping! Yes now enjoying my third trip to this gorgeous country, Lebanon is a destination I expected nothing from, but one which instantly grabbed me – a total surprise I can tell you! Because sometimes that’s the beauty isn’t it – those countries we know little about or have few expectations of, often turn out to be the real gems! That’s not to say knowing nothing about them isn’t a little daunting though. I knew hardly anything…

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Lebanon is home to 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites!; Grace H; The 961

Lebanon has more than 5,000 years of history.

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10 Epic Things to Do In Lebanon; Steph; Big World Small Pocket

Lovely, lively, lush, large-hearted Lebanon. Honestly, if I could think of more superlative adjectives beginning with L, I’d be likely to go on and on about this Middle Eastern gem of a country situated along the Mediterranean Coast. The treasures that lie in store in this small nation are honestly astounding and a real testimony to the human spirit and its desire to heal, recover and regrow after years of war.

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