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Tatton Park

Cedar of Lebanon [(Cedrus Libani) tree, ' Cedrus libani (NE) 7-11-2007 Tatton Park,Cheshire John Somerville']

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handmade card from Cedar of Lebanon ... clean and simple ... black, white and yellow ... three element design ... masked and sponged sun ... silhouette flowers ... sentiment ... great card!

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Cedar of Lebanon ~ The wood of this tree was used by Solomon in the construction of the temple he built in Jerusalem. Photo credit: CharlesFred

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'Lebanon has a viniculture tradition as old as the Lebanese themselves.' Lebanon: the Bradt Guide www.bradtguides.com

The world's 20 oldest cities

Sidon, Lebanon When did the earliest inhabitants settle? 4,000 BC Around 25 miles south of Beirut lies Sidon, one of the most important - and perhaps the oldest - Phoenician cities. It was the base from which the Phoenician's great Mediterranean empire grew. Both Jesus and St Paul are said to have visited Sidon, as did Alexander the Great, who captured the city in 333 BC. Charles Méryon (French artist): "Few persons new to the climate escape a rash of some description."

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'Two centuries of Crusader presence in Lebanon has left imposing monuments in Byblos, Sidon, Beaufort and Tripoli.' Lebanon: the Bradt Guide www.bradtguides.com

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The Cedars of God is a small forest of about 400 Lebanon Cedar trees in the mountains of northern Lebanon. They are among the last survivors of the extensive forests of the Cedars of Lebanon that thrived in this region in ancient times.

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