7 Eco and Spiritual Wonders of the Middle East (SLIDESHOW)

cedars lebanon

5. The Cedars of Lebanon

Also known as as the Cedar’s of God, (Arabic: أرز الربّ‎ “Cedars of the Lord”) visit the ancient forests in Lebanon. A UNESCO-preseved site, these trees are among the last survivors of the extensive forests of the Cedars of Lebanon that thrived across Mount Lebanon in ancient times.

Their timber was exploited by the Assyrians, Babylonians and Persians as well as the Phoenicians. The wood was prized by Egyptians for shipbuilding; Solomon used them in the construction of the First Temple in Jerusalem and the Ottoman Empire also used the cedars in railway construction.

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