Greetings from Byblos - a city that has evidence of being inhabited as far back as 7000 BC - which is some going & makes it older than Damascus, i think....... Byblos was an important port - becoming the busiest port on the Mediterranean by around 3000 BC - and flourished as demand for Cedar wood from Egypt grew. The Greeks ruled from around 333BC and named the city Byblos (it is also known today as Jbail); then the Romans took over - the Crusaders even hel...
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Greetings from Beirut - again there are no library pictures of Lebanon so will update when i return to the UK. Well - the drive out of Damascus was quite peaceful - being a Friday morning - but we quickly found crowds & chaos at the border. Going through the Syrian border was reasonably straightforward - but there's a SP550 exit fee - bearing in mind i go back there on Sunday & leave again on Monday..... Anyway, the Lebanese border was even more chaotic...