March 24, 2019 North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mechwar to The Cedars of God: Winter Adventure and Discoveries

The Cedars of God (Arabic: أرز الربّArz ar-Rabb "Cedars of the Lord") is one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon cedar, that once thrived across Mount Lebanon in ancient times. Their timber was used by the Phoenicians, Israelites, Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, and Turks. The wood was prized by Egyptians for shipbuilding; the Ottoman Empire used the cedars in railway construction.


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