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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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