The Oldest Cities In The World; Jana Gregorio; World Atlas
For millennia, humans have congregated and formed cities as a way to ensure protection, access to food and water, and even just to fulfill our social needs.
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Where Was Ancient Byblos’ Harbor?; Elizabeth; History Things
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.
The Oldest Cities in the World; Benjamin Elisha Sawe; World Atlas
There are many cities in the world – the majority in the Middle East – that have been inhabited for thousands of years.
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Ten of the world’s most amazing World Heritage sites; Steve Meacham; Traveller
From Tasmania to Quebec, here are 10 of the world’s most amazing places listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
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Reconstructing cultural tourism; Nabila Rahhal; Executive Magazine
Executive took a look at 3 cultural sites in Lebanon to see what their situation is, and what factors are involved in developing a destination around them.
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Climate change may put UNESCO World Heritage Sites underwater; CBC
48 hours in Beirut; Louisa Wilkins; Gulf News
So close geographically, so far from the UAE in character. Louisa Wilkins spends a long weekend in Beirut
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Campaign cities share ideas for protecting world’s ancient sites; UNDRR
Byblos, with its ancient port dating back 5,000 years, is dotted with Phoenician, Roman and medieval ruins along the waterfront that municipal authorities now fear are in danger from sea storms.
Source: Campaign cities share ideas for protecting world’s ancient sites