Commemorative Stelae of Nahr El-Kalb

Commemorative Stelae of Nahr El-Kalb

Commemorative Stelae of Nahr El-Kalb
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We would probably miss the place if not by the fact that we slept nearby. I am so lucky we could see it - the place seems to be totally forgotten but it is so beautiful! You can still see letters on the stellas, which is rather rare. You can reach them easily, there is a nice path and steps. From the top of the hill there is also a nice view on the surrounding area.
Written 19 February 2020
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cutelady Baluch
Muscat Governorate, Oman3,283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Nahr al-Kalb or Dog River
is a river in Lebanon. It runs for 31 km from a spring in Jeita near the Jeita Grotto to the Mediterranean Sea.
Nahr al-Kalb is the ancient Lycus River.
Past generals and conquerors have traditionally built monuments at the mouth of the Nahr al-Kalb, a very nice and historical place
Written 4 May 2020
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LifestyleOfaVeggie
Beirut, Lebanon55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
If there is a place to visit in order to understand a bit of Lebanese History, the Stelae of Nahr el Kaleb is the place.
Under the efforts of Unesco, the site has been renovated. Unfortunately, there is no offices representing the ministry of tourism, the guardian of the site stays all day in his car, the place is dirty and not safe.
How could a government leave a place like this to rotten?
This site witnessed the passage of every conqueror who passed through Lebanon. From Ramses to Napoleon and so many others.
It needs urgent care and it needs to raise awareness around it and it needs to be respected and visited and cared for.
Written 14 August 2018
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AmmarHadi
Middlesbrough, UK610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
Nahr El-Kalb (Nahr Al-Kalb, Dog River) inscriptions (Commemorative stelae of Nahr el-Kalb)

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/flagship-project-activities/memory-of-the-world/register/full-list-of-registered-heritage/registered-heritage-page-2/commemorative-stela-of-nahr-el-kalb-mount-lebanon/

This is a precious area of the world heritage, strangely holding inscription from different ages of the humanity, from different civilizations and far countries, Hieroglyphic of the Egyptian Pharaohs, Assyrian, Babylonian, Roman, French, and Australian, Western and Eastern, ancient and recent.
Unfortunately, I only saw the old Ottoman?/Mamluks? stony bridge over the Dog River. I didn't knew that it has these seriously important inscriptions because I saw that in my way to Jeita Grotto.
My advise: please let this place be in your schedule, spend some time in and told the world of travelers about your experience, here in Tripadvisor.
It seems that there is no serious care for this place in view of its importance, and no guides. Be prepared to look online for the inscriptions you are supposed to see and other features of the area and I think it is better to hire an oriented taxi driver to help you with this journey.
There is also a building, labeled as "The Legend", that was the place in which several well known singers got their training.

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more resources:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commemorative_stelae_of_Nahr_el-Kalb
http://www.livius.org/na-nd/nahr_al-kalb/nahr_al-kalb.html
Written 23 June 2015
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD10,076 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Our hotel arranged for an English speaking driver, (Radwan and his Toyota Avanza -$100) for our 55 mile circuit to Jounieh and Byblos UNESCO sites.
We arrived at Vallee' du Nahr el Kalb at 8:30 AM to easily park near the rushing water of the Lycus River. It rises 31 km upstream at the Jeita Grotto. It was easy to park to read some of the 20+ commemorative stelae, inscriptions, and memorials left over years from the 700 BC Assyrian king, to Napoleon, to the Lebanon President in 1946. 400 meters upstream is the 'Legend, a summertime event location and spot of the 1389 Mameluke Bridge and 17 arch Roman Aqueduct ruins.
High overhead to the north is the "Christ Roi" statue on top of the Capuchin monastery. Quite a spot to see.
Written 5 April 2019
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