When we announced that we wanted to visit Lebanon, many people thought that we had gone mad. After all, when we in Holland read about the country of the ancient Phoenicians, it is usually because of some eruption of violence. And indeed, the last chapter of the Footprint Handbook for Lebanon is a depressing catalog of disasters.
Nevertheless, the country appears to have come to rest, and I think it is useful to write briefly about our too short holiday. We were not disappointed and have already decided to return. Lebanon has much to offer to tourists, and tourists – for example, the lovers of ancient history that read this little blog – may help the country overcome some of its traumas. I promise you: you will like it.
- National Museum, Beirut
- Archaeological Museum of the American University, Beirut
- Google Earth markers of ancient monuments in Lebanon
- The abduction of Europe
- Gaius Velius Rufus
- Aïn Akrine
- Lebanon and Bekaa
- Nahr al-Kalb
- My Dutch notes