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Byblos

North of Beirut on the Mediterranean coast lying port city (Arabic Djebeil or Gebal, Assyrian Gubla) in today Lebanon, It was one of the many in ancient times Phoenician City-states. It is believed to be at least 7,000 years old, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities. After excavations, it must have already existed here 5,000 years ago, a viticulture culture (see also under Mesopotamia ). The wines from Byblos were once very sought after. The Greek poet Hesiod (~ 750-680 BC) drank in his own words like a "Bibliner". See also below Ancient wines and Antique grape varieties,

Phenicia - Map / Temple of the Obelisks 1900 to 1600 BC Chr.

Picture left : By Kordas , based on Alvaro 's work - This map , CC BY 3.0 , Link
Picture right : By Heretiq - Own Work, CC BY-SA 2.5 , Link

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