where is lebanon and how old is?


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  • Max
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    1 decade ago
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    The name Lebanon ("Lubnān" in standard Arabic; "Libnén" in the local dialect) comes from the Canaanite (and common West Semitic) root "LBN", meaning "white", which could be regarded as a reference to the snow-capped Mount Lebanon. Occurrences of the name have been found in three of the twelve tablets of the Epic of Gilgamesh (2900 BC), the texts of the library of Ebla (2400 BC), and 71 times in the Old Testament. The name is even recorded in Ancient Egyptian as Rmnn.

    The earliest known settlements in Lebanon date back to earlier than 5000 BC. Archaeologists consider Byblos to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

    Modern Lebanon was created November 26, 1941. Lebanon is located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Syria to the north and Israel to the south.

  • Lebanon is on the east shore of the meditaranean and was formed as a french protectorate after WW1

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