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In Byblos, Maurice Dunand continues the excavations in the middle of the war


THE GREAT ARCHEOLOGISTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST (6/6) - Maurice Dunand will spend half a century in Lebanon, shaking up the world of archeology with his methods to explore this ancient site.

The 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century were, in the Near East, the era of great discoveries about vanished civilizations.

Le Figaro takes you, from Troy to Petra via the pyramids of ancient Egypt, in the footsteps of pioneers and atypical characters who have left their mark on archaeology.

History, stories, but above all extraordinary adventures...

Special Envoy to Byblos

Forty kilometers north of Beirut, the ancient site of Byblos is an open-air museum on the Mediterranean.


A journey through time",

specifies Tania Zaven, archaeologist at the General Directorate of Antiquities of Lebanon, who takes us between the royal necropolis, the Roman theater and the multiple temples, "

relics from all periods which intersect and 'intertwine

' in front of the turquoise waters of the sea.

Dating back to the Neolithic era, 8900 years ago, Byblos, known as Jbeil in Arabic – the little mountain – is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

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Source: lefigaro

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