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Byblos is a Mediterranean city in the Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon.

It is believed to have been occupied first between 8800 and 7000 BC, and according to fragments attributed to the semi-legendary pre-Homeric Phoenician priest Sanchuniathon, it was built by Cronus as the first city in Phoenicia.

It is one of the cities suggested as the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world and the site has been continuously inhabited since 5000 BC. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Byblos is re-emerging as an upscale touristic hub. With its ancient port, Phoenician, Roman, and Crusader ruins, sandy beaches and the picturesque mountains that surround it make it an ideal tourist destination. The city is known for its fish restaurants, open-air bars, and outdoor cafes. Yachts cruise into its harbor today as they did in the 1960s and '70's when Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra were regular visitors to the city.

Ancient Phoenician temples The Byblos archaeological site contains the remains of the Great Temple (also known as L-Shaped temple) and the Temple of Baalat Gebal, both built around 2700 BC, as well as the Temple of the Obelisks, built around 1600 BC.