Byblos

Byblos (/ˈbɪblɒs/ BIB-loss; Greek: Βύβλος), also known as Jubayl or Jebeil (Arabic: جبيل, romanized: Jubayl, locally Jbeil [ʒbeːl]; Phoenician: 𐤂𐤁𐤋, GBL, probably Gebal), is a city in the Keserwan-Jbeil Governorate of Lebanon. It is believed to have been first occupied between 8800 and 7000 BC[1] and continuously inhabited since 5000 BC,[2] making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.[3][4] During its history, Byblos was part of numerous civilizations, including Egyptian, Phoenician, Assyrian, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Fatimid, Genoese, Mamluk and Ottoman.[5][6] The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[7]

Byblos
جبيل
Jebeil
City
Byblos Old Town
Byblos
Location within Lebanon
Byblos
Byblos (Middle East)
Coordinates: 34°07′25″N 35°39′04″E
CountryLebanon
GovernorateKeserwan-Jbeil
DistrictByblos
Area
  City4.16 km2 (1.61 sq mi)
  Metro
17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population
  City40,000
  Metro
100,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code+961
Websitewww.jbail-byblos.gov.lb
CriteriaCultural: iii, iv, vi
Reference295
Inscription1984 (8th Session)

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