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weblink}}}}Byblos (), known locally as Jbeil () and in the County of Tripoli as Gibelet, is the largest city in the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon. It is believed to have been first occupied between 8800 and 7000{{nbsp}}BCBOOK, E. J. Peltenburg, Alexander Wasse, Garfinkel, Yosef, "Néolithique" and "Énéolithique" Byblos in Southern Levantine Context, Neolithic Revolution: New Perspectives on Southwest Asia in Light of Recent Discoveries on Cyprus,weblink 18 January 2012, 2004, Oxbow Books, 978-1-84217-132-5, and continuously inhabited since 5000{{nbsp}}BC,BOOK, Cities of the Middle East and North Africa, Dumper, Michael, Stanley, Bruce E., Abu-Lughod, Janet L., 2006, ABC-CLIO, 1-57607-919-8, 104, Archaeological excavations at Byblos indicate that the site has been continually inhabited since at least 5000 B.C.,weblink 22 July 2009, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.WEB,weblink Byblos, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 14 March 2018, WEB,weblink The world's 20 oldest cities, 30 May 2017, The Telegraph, 14 March 2018, It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.WEB,weblink Byblos, UNESCO, 14 March 2018,

Name

(File:ByblosPort.jpg|thumb|230px|Old City of Byblos)(File:Byblos-harbor.jpg|thumb|Byblos harbor by night)File:ByblosSouk.jpg|thumb|right|The old souk in Byblos, LebanonLebanon(File:Byblos 5.jpg|thumb|230px|Byblos)(File:Jug Byblos Louvre AO14707.jpg|thumb|right|Terracotta jug from Byblos (now in the Louvre), Late Bronze Age (1600–1200 BC))Byblos appears as Kebny () in Egyptian hieroglyphic records going back to the 4th-dynasty pharaoh Sneferu ({{fl.|2600}}{{nbsp}}BC)BOOK, Wilkinson, Toby, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt, 2011, Random House Trade Paperbacks Books, New York, NY,weblink 978-0553384901, 66, and as Gubla () in the Akkadian cuneiform Amarna letters to the 18th-dynasty pharaohs {{nowrap|Amenhotep III}} and IV. In the 1st{{nbsp}}millennium{{nbsp}}BC, its name appeared in Phoenician and Punic inscriptions as Gebal (, {{sc|gbl}});{{sfnp|Head & al.|1911|p=791}}{{harvp|Huss|1985|p=561}}. in the Hebrew Bible as Geval ();Ezekiel 27:9. and in Syriac as {{sc|gbl}} (). The name seems to derive from {{sc|gb}} (, "well") and {{sc|ʾl}} (, "god"), the latter a word that could variously refer to any of the Canaanite gods or to their leader in particular. The name thus seems to have meant the "Well of the God" or "Source of the God".Its present Arabic name Jibayl () or Jbeil (Lebanese pronunciation{{nbsp}}{{IPA-ar|ʒbejl|}}) is a direct descendant of these earlier names, although apparently modified by a misunderstanding of the name as the triliteral root {{sc|gbl}} or {{sc|jbl}}, meaning "mountain". During the Crusades, this name appeared in European records as Gibelet and Giblet. This name was used for Byblos Castle and its associated lordship.The Phoenician city, known to the Greeks as Býblos () and to the Romans as Byblus, was important for their import of papyrus from Egyptweblink The English word "Bible", ultimately deriving from the Greek words bíblos () and biblíon (), may have originated with the Greeks' mispronunciation of the cityBOOK, Brake, Donald L., A visual history of the English Bible: the tumultuous tale of the world's bestselling book, 2008, Baker Books, Grand Rapids, MI, 978-0-8010-1316-4, 29,weblink WEB,weblink Byblos (ancient city, Lebanon) – Britannica Online Encyclopedia, Britannica.com, 2012-10-31, BOOK, Beekes, R. S. P., R. S. P. Beekes, Etymological Dictionary of Greek, 2009, Brill, Leiden and Boston, 246–7, or its Egyptian export.BOOK, George M. Eberhart, The Whole Library Handbook 5: Current Data, Professional Advice, and Curiosa,weblink 2013, American Library Association, 978-0-8389-1090-0, 198,

History

Byblos is located about {{convert|42|km|0|abbr=on|sp=us}} north of Beirut. It is attractive to archaeologists because of the successive layers of debris resulting from centuries of human habitation. It was first excavated by Pierre Montet from 1921 until 1924, followed by Maurice Dunand from 1925 over a period of forty years.BOOK, Watson E. Mills, Roger Aubrey Bullard, Mercer dictionary of the Bible,weblink 8 July 2011, 1990, Mercer University Press, 978-0-86554-373-7, 124–, BOOK, Moore, A.M.T., The Neolithic of the Levant, Oxford University, Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, 1978, 329–339,weblink The site first appears to have been settled during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period, approximately 8800 to 7000 BC.Vogel, J.C. Waterbolk, H.T., Groningen Radiocarbon Dates X, Radiocarbon, 14, 6–110 / 105, 1972. Neolithic remains of some buildings can be observed at the site. According to the writer Philo of Byblos (quoting Sanchuniathon, and quoted in Eusebius), Byblos had the reputation of being the oldest city in the world, founded by Cronus. During the 3rd millennium BC, the first signs of a town can be observed, with the remains of well-built houses of uniform size. This was the period when the Canaanite civilization began to develop.

Neolithic and Chalcolithic levels

Jacques Cauvin published studies of flint tools from the stratified Neolithic and Chalcolithic sites in 1962.Cauvin, Jacques., Les industries lithiques du tell de Byblos (Liban), L'Anthropologie, vol. 66, 5–6, 1962. Remains of humans found in Chalcolithic burials have been published by Henri Victor Vallois in 1937.Vallois, H.V., Note sur les ossements humains de la nécropole énéolithique de Byblos (avec 2 planches). Bulletin du musée de Beyrouth. Tome I, 1937. Beyrouth, in 4° br., 1 f.n.c., 104 pages, 7 planches hors-texte. Tombs from this era were discussed by Emir Maurice Chehab in 1950.Chehab, Emir M., Tombes des chefs d'époque énéolithique trouvés à Byblos, Bulletin du Musée de Beyrouth. Tome IX, 1949–1950, Beyrouth, in-4° br., 117 pages et 9 pages de texte arabe, 14 planches hors-texte et 1 carte dépliante. Early pottery found at the tell was published by E.S. Boynton in 1960 with further studies by R. Erich in 1954 and Van Liere and Henri de Contenson in 1964.Boynton, E.S., The Ceramic Industry of Ancient Lebanon. (Available in MS in American University of Beirut and in microfilm in Harvard Library) 1960.Erich, R., Relative chronologies in Old World Archaeology, Chicago, 1954.Van Liere, W. and Contenson, Henri de, "Holocene Environment and Early Settlement in the Levant", Annales archéologiques de Syrie, volume 14, pp. 125–128, 1964.

Five levels stratigraphy

Prehistoric settlements at Byblos were divided up by Dunand into the following five periods, which were recently expanded and re-calibrated by Yosef Garfinkel to correlate with Tell es-Sultan (Jericho):
  • Early Neolithic (Early Phase) corresponding to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) of Jericho, represented by plastered floors and naviforme technology, dated between 8800 and 7000 BC;
  • Early Neolithic (Late Phase) corresponding to the PNA of Tell es-Sultan (Jericho) IX (also Yarmukian) between 6400 and 5800 BC represented by pottery, sickle blades, figurines and small points, dated between 6400 and 5800 BC;
  • Middle Neolithic corresponding to the PNB of Tell es-Sultan (Jericho) VIII and represented by pottery, dated between 5800 and 5300 BC;
  • Late Neolithic corresponding to the Middle Chalcolithic of Beth Shean and represented by pottery, stone vessels, silos, chamber tombs and seals, dated between 5300 and 4500 BC;
  • Early Chalcolithic corresponding to the Late Chalcolithic of Ghassulian, represented by jar burials, pierced flint, churn and a violin figurine, dated to between 4500 and 3600 BC and,
  • Late Chalcolithic corresponding to the Early Bronze Age, represented by architecture and cylinder seal impressions, dated to between 3600 and 3100 BC.
The Early Neolithic was a later settlement than others in the Beqaa Valley such as Labweh and Ard Tlaili. It was located on the seaward slope of the larger of the two hills that used to compose ancient Byblos, with a watered valley in between.BOOK, Lorraine Copeland, P. Wescombe, Inventory of Stone-Age sites in Lebanon, p. 78-79,weblink 21 July 2011, 1965, Imprimerie Catholique, The original site spread down into the valley and covered an area of {{convert|1.2|ha|acre|abbr=on|sp=us}} providing fertile soils and a protected landing place for boats. Dunand discovered around twenty houses although some of the settlement was suggested to have been lost to the sea, robbed or destroyed.Dunand, Maurice., Rapport préliminaire sure les fouilles de Byblos en 1948, 1949, BULLETIN DU MUSEE DE BEYROUTH. Tome IX, 1949–1950, Beyrouth, in-4° br., 117 pages et 9 pages de texte arabe, 14 planches hors-texte et 1 carte dépliante.Dunand, Maurice., Fouilles de Byblos, vol II, Atlas, Paris, 1950d (also part I, 1954 – part II, 1958)Dunand, Maurice., Chronologie des plus anciennes installations de Byblos, Revue Biblique, vol. 57, 1950bDunand, Maurice., Rapport préliminaire sure les fouilles de Byblos en 1950, 1951 & 1952, Bulletin du musée de Beyrouth. Tome XII, 1955, Beyrouth, in-4° br., 58 pages, 16 pages de texte arabe, 20 planches hors-texte.Dunand, Maurice., Rapport préliminaire sure les fouilles de Byblos en 1954, 1955, Bulletin du musée de Beyrouth. Tome XIII, 1956, Beyrouth, in-4° br., 95 pages, 3 figures ou plans, 28 planches hors-texte dont 2 transcriptions de texte.Fleisch, Henri., Préhistoire au Liban en 1950, Bulletin de la Société Préhistorique Français, vol. 48, 1–2, p. 26. (Contains report on Byblos presented by Maurice Dunand to the 3rd C.I.S.E.A., Brussels, 1948), 1951. Dwellings were rectangular with plastered floors, pottery was usually Dark faced burnished ware with some shell impressions.Dunand, Maurice., Rapport préliminaire sure les fouilles de Byblos en 1960, 1961 & 1962, Bulletin du musée de Beyrouth. Tome XVII, 1964, Beyrouth, in-4° br., 110 pages, 7 planches.The Middle Neolithic was a smaller settlement of no more than {{convert|0.15|ha|acre|abbr=on|sp=us}} adjacent to the older site. The pottery was more developed with red washes and more varied forms and elaborate decorations, buildings were poorer with unplastered floors.The Late Neolithic period showed development from the middle in building design, a wider range of more developed flint tools and a far larger variety of pottery with fabrication including silica. The Late Chalcolithic featured developments of "Canaanean blades" and fan scrapers. Adult burials in jars started to appear along with metal in the form of one copper hook, found in a jar. Some jars were lined with white plaster that was applied and self-hardened after firing.Dunand, Maurice., Rapport préliminaire sure les fouilles de Byblos en 1957, 1958 & 1959, Bulletin du musée de Beyrouth. Tome XVI, 1961, Beyrouth, in-4° br., 135 pages. 26 figures, 40 planches hors-texte, 8 planches hors-texte en dépliant. Copper appeared more frequently in the Late Chalcolithic period along with multiple burials in tombs and jar handles with impressed signs. Early Bronze Age remains were characterized by the development of Byblos combed ware and a lithic assemblage studied by Jacques Cauvin.Fleisch, Henri., Néolithique du Proche-Orient, Bulletin de la Société Préhistorique Français, vol. 49, 5–6, p. 212. (Contains report on Byblos excavations of 1951 by Maurice Dunand), 1952.According to Lorenzo Nigro, Byblos moved from being a fishermen's village to its earlier urban form at the beginning of the third millennium BC.BOOK, Lorenzo Nigro, Lorenzo Nigro, Nigro, Lorenzo, Byblos and Jericho in the early bronze I : social dynamics and cultural interactions : proceedings of the international workshop held in Rome on March 6th 2007 by Rome "La Sapienza" University, 2007, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", 978-88-88438-06-1, 35,weblink 17 February 2017, Aside the spring: Byblos and Jericho from village to town, Fragments attributed to the semi-legendary pre-Homeric Phoenician priest Sanchuniathon say Byblos was the first city erected in Phoenicia and was established by the god Cronus.WEB,weblink The Theology of the Phœnicians: From Sanchoniatho, www.sacred-texts.com, (Cronus was considered the nearest equivalent to the Canaanite Baal or Baal Hammon in the syncretizing system used by the ancient Greeks and Romans.)

Egyptian period

Watson Mills and Roger Bullard suggest that during the Old Kingdom of Egypt, Byblos was virtually an Egyptian colony. The growing city was evidently a wealthy one and seems to have been an ally (among "those who are on his waters") of Egypt for many centuries. First Dynasty tombs used timbers from Byblos. One of the oldest Egyptian words for an oceangoing boat was "Byblos ship". Archaeologists have recovered Egyptian-made artifacts as old as a vessel fragment bearing the name of the Second dynasty ruler Khasekhemwy, although this "may easily have reached Byblos through trade and/or at a later period".Wilkinson, Toby, 1999, Early Dynastic Egypt p.78. Objects have been found at Byblos naming the 13th Dynasty Egyptian king Neferhotep I, and the rulers of Byblos maintained close relationships with the New Kingdom pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.Around 1350 BC, the Amarna letters include 60 letters from Rib-Hadda and his successor Ili-Rapih who were rulers of Byblos, writing to the Egyptian government. This is mainly due to Rib-Hadda's constant pleas for military assistance from Akhenaten. They also deal with the conquest of neighboring city-states by the Habiru.It appears Egyptian contact peaked during the 19th dynasty, only to decline during the 20th and 21st dynasties. In addition, when the New Kingdom collapsed in the 11th century BC, Byblos ceased being a colony and became the foremost city of Phoenicia."Byblos" in: Encyclopædia Britannica, vol. 2, p. 692. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 1992. {{ISBN|0-85229-553-7}} Although the archaeological evidence seems to indicate a brief resurgence during the 22nd and 23rd dynasties, it is clear after the Third Intermediate Period the Egyptians started favoring Tyre and Sidon instead of Byblos.Shaw, Ian: "The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt", page 321. Oxford University Press, 2000. {{ISBN|978-0-19-280458-7}}Archaeological evidence at Byblos, particularly the five Byblian royal inscriptions dating back to around 1200–1000 BC, shows existence of a Phoenician alphabet of twenty-two characters; an important example is the Ahiram sarcophagus. The use of the alphabet was spread by Phoenician merchants through their maritime trade into parts of North Africa and Europe. One of the most important monuments of this period is the temple of Resheph, a Canaanite war god, but this had fallen into ruins by the time of Alexander the Great.(File:Traditional lebanese house at Byblos.jpg|thumb|right|Traditional Lebanese house overlooking the Mediterranean sea, Byblos. This house is within the antiquities complex and illustrates the modern ground level with respect to excavations)(File:Byblos-109933.jpg|thumb|Ruins at port.)

Ancient history

In the Assyrian period, Sibittibaal of Byblos became tributary to Tiglath-Pileser III in 738 BC, and in 701 BC, when Sennacherib conquered all Phoenicia, the king of Byblos was Urumilki. Byblos was also subject to Assyrian kings Esarhaddon (r. 681–669 BC) and Ashurbanipal (r. 668–627 BC), under its own kings Milkiasaph and Yehawmelek.In the Achaemenid Empire (538–332 BC), Byblos was the fourth of four Phoenician vassal kingdoms established by the Persians; the first three being Sidon, Tyre, and Arwad.Hellenistic rule came with the arrival of Alexander the Great in the area in 332 BC. Coinage was in use, and there is abundant evidence of continued trade with other Mediterranean countries.File:Roman era Phonesia.png|thumb|left|map of Roman era Phoenicia.]]During the Greco-Roman period, the temple of Resheph was elaborately rebuilt, and the city, though smaller than its neighbours such as Tyre and Sidon, was a center for the cult of Adonis. In the 3rd century, a small but impressive theater was constructed. With the rise of Christianity, a bishopric was established in Byblos, and the town grew rapidly. Although a Sasanian colony is known to have been established in the region following the early Muslim conquests of 636, there is little archaeological evidence for it. Trade with Europe effectively dried up, and it was not until the coming of the First Crusade in 1098 that prosperity returned to Byblos, known then as Giblet or Jebail.

Crusader, Mamluk, Ottoman period

(File:St JohnByblos.jpg|thumb|right|The Crusades-era Church of St. John-Mark in Byblos)In the 12th and 13th century Byblos became part of the County of Tripoli, a Crusader state connected to, but largely independent from, the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. As Gibelet or Giblet, it came under the rule of the Genoese Embriaco family, who created for themselves the lordship of Gibelet. Their residence, the Crusader castle of Gibelet, along with the fortified town, served as an important military base for the Crusaders. The remains of the castle are among the most impressive architectural structures now visible in the town centre. The town was taken by Saladin in 1187, re-taken by the Crusaders, conquered by Baibars in 1266, but it remained in the possession of the Embriacos until around 1300. Its fortifications were subsequently restored.{{dubious|The castle, or the city walls? When, by whom? Maybe it's a ghost sentence from earlier edits? No source indicated, so no way to check.|date=December 2017}} From 1516 until 1918, the town and the whole region became part of the Ottoman Empire.

Contemporary history

(File:Old streets.jpg|thumb|right|Byblos Historic Quarter)Byblos and all of Lebanon was placed under French Mandate from 1920 until 1943 when Lebanon achieved independence.The 2006 Lebanon War negatively affected the ancient city by covering its harbor and town walls with an oil slick that was the result of an oil spill from a nearby power-plant.NEWS,weblink ICOMOS Heritage at Risk 2006/2007, Dr. Lina G. Tahan, ICOMOS, This however has been cleared and the coastal area has since then become a destination for beach goers, especially in the late spring and throughout the summer season.

Demographics

Jbeil's inhabitants are predominantly Christians, mostly Maronites, with minorities of Armenian Apostolic, Greek Orthodox, and Greek Catholics. There is also a minority of Shia Muslims. It is said that the city of Bint Jbeil ("Daughter of Jbeil") in southern Lebanon was founded by those Shia Muslims. Byblos has three representatives in the Parliament of Lebanon: two Maronites and one Shia.WEB,weblink Lebanon Elections 2005, Proud-to-be-lebanese.com, 2012-10-31, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20121201224012weblink">weblink 2012-12-01, WEB, Elections municipales et ikhtiariah au Mont-Liban,weblink Localiban, Localiban, 2016-02-12, 19, pdf, 2010, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150724081015weblink">weblink 2015-07-24,

Education

Byblos is home to the professional schools of the Lebanese American University (LAU). The LAU Byblos Campus houses the Medical School, the Engineering School, the School of Architecture and Design, the only US-accredited Pharmacy School in the Middle East,{{Citation needed|date = March 2016}}, the School of Business, and the School of Arts and Sciences. The Campus is situated on a hill overlooking the city and the Mediterranean Sea.

Tourism

(File:Byblos beach.jpg|thumb|250px|Byblos public beach)Byblos is re-emerging as an upscale touristic hub.NEWS,weblink The New York Times, Byblos, Lebanon's Ancient Port, Is Reborn, Lionel, Beehner, 2010-01-03, 2010-04-27, 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 1970s when Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra were regular visitors to the city.Byblos was crowned as the "Arab Tour Capital" for the year 2016 by the Lebanese minister of tourism in the Grand Serail in Beirut.Byblos was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler as the second best city in the Middle East for 2012, beating Tel Aviv and Dubai,WEB,weblink Middle East: Top 5 Cities: Readers' Choice Awards : Condé Nast Traveler, Cntraveler.com, 2012-10-16, 2013-03-26, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130515000107weblink">weblink 2013-05-15, and by the World Tourism Organization as the best Arab tourist city for 2013.WEB, Byblos crowned best Arab tourist city,weblink 20 June 2013, (File:ByblosSite1.jpg|thumb|The King's Spring)The Byblos archaeological site">

The Byblos archaeological siteThe Byblos archaeological site

  • Ain el-Malik or King’s Spring, about 20 m deep, is a large cavity accessible by spiral stairs. Once it supplied the city with water. According to Plutarch’s version of the Egyptian Osiris myth, the king’s servants met Isis on the stairs of the spring and took her to the royal palace, where she found the body of her husband Osiris embedded in one of the palace pillars.The Isis and Osiris legend
(File:L Shaped Byblos.jpg|thumb|The L-shaped Temple)
  • The L-shaped Temple was erected about 2700 BC.
(File:ByblosObeliskTemple.jpg|thumb|The Temple of the Obelisks)
  • The Temple of the Obelisks, originally built in 1600–1200 BC on top of the “L-shaped temple,” was moved by archaeologists to its present location. The many small obelisks found in this temple were used as religious offerings. The sanctuary contained a large number of human figurines made of bronze covered with gold leaf, which are now displayed in the National Museum of Beirut.
  • The necropolis dates back to the second millennium BC and contains tombs of the Byblos kings, including King Ahiram.
  • The Roman theater was built around AD 218.

Other historic buildings

  • Byblos Wax Museum
The Byblos Wax Museum displays wax statues of characters whose dates of origin range from Phoenician times to current days.
  • Byblos Fossil Museum
The Byblos Fossil Museum has a collection of fossilized fish, sharks, eel, flying fish, and other marine life, some of which are millions of years old.(File:Byblos Castle.jpg|thumb|right|Crusader Fort)
  • Medieval city wall
The old medieval part of Byblos is surrounded by walls running about 270m from east to west and 200m from north to south.
  • Byblos Castle
Byblos Castle was built by the Crusaders in the 12th century. It is located in the archaeological site near the port.
  • St John the Baptist Church
Work on the church started during the Crusades in 1116. It was considered a cathedral and was partially destroyed during an earthquake in 1176 AD. When Islamic forces captured the city, it was transformed into a set of stables. It was later given to the Maronites as a gift by Prince Youssef Chehab of Lebanon in the mid-1700s, after they aided him in capturing the city.(File:Sultan Abdul Majid mosque in Byblos, Lebanon (for women only).JPG|thumb|right|Sultan Abdul Majid mosque in Byblos, Lebanon)
  • Sultan Abdul Majid Mosque
The old mosque by the Castle dates back to Mamlouk times in mid 1600, and adopted the name of Sultan Abdul Majid after he renovated it.
  • Historic Quarter and Souks
In the southeast section of the historic city, near the entrance of the archaeological site, is an old market where tourists can shop for souvenirs and antiques, or simply stroll along the old cobblestone streets and enjoy the architecture.
  • Byblos International Festival
This summer music festival is an annual event that takes place in the historic quarter.

Bibliography

  • Nina Jidéjian, Byblos through the ages, Dar al Machreq, Beirut, 1968
  • Jean-Pierre Thiollet, Je m'appelle Byblos, H & D, Paris, 2005 ({{ISBN|2-914266-04-9}})

International relations

{{See also|List of twin towns and sister cities in Lebanon}}

Twin towns â€“ sister cities

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See also

References

Citations

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Bibliography

  • {{citation |last=Head |first=Barclay |editor=Ed Snible |author2=G.F. Hill |author3=George MacDonald |author4=W. Wroth |display-authors=1 |display-editors=0 |url=http://snible.org/coins/hn/index.html |title=Historia Numorum |contribution=Phoenicia |contribution-url=http://snible.org/coins/hn/syria.html |pp=788–801 |date=1911 |edition=2nd |location=Oxford |publisher=Clarendon Press |ref={{harvid|Head & al.|1911}} }}.
  • {{citation |last=Huss |first=Werner |title=Geschichte der Karthager |url=https://books.google.co.kr/books?id=NvEK7kc3qnQC&printsec=frontcover |publisher=C.H. Beck |location=Munich |date=1985 }}. {{de icon}}

Further reading

  • Aubet, Maria Eugenia. The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies and Trade. 2d ed. Translated by Mary Turton. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Baumgarten, Albert I., and Philo. The Phoenician History of Philo of Byblos: A Commentary. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1981.
  • Elayi, Josette, and A. G. Elayi. A Monetary and Political History of the Phoenician City of Byblos: In the Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.E. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2014.
  • Kaufman, Asher S. Reviving Phoenicia: In Search of Identity In Lebanon. London: I.B. Tauris, 2004.
  • Moscati, Sabatino. The World of the Phoenicians. London: Phoenix Giant, 1999.
  • Nibbi, Alessandra. Ancient Byblos Reconsidered. Oxford: DE Publications, 1985.

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