Last Updated on October 27, 2020
The Middle East is the land of all history and glory as it appears. The earliest inhabitants of Byblos were in 5000 BC, and it was founded by the Phoenicians as Gebal. Then the Greeks came along, and gave it the name “Byblos”, which derived the word “Bible”.
However, this city has amazing tourist sites, including Byblos castle, ancient Phoenician temples, the old Medieval City Wall, and St John the Baptist church that was built in the 12th century.