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A port city (Arabic Djebeil or Gebal, Assyrian Gubla) north of Beirut on the Mediterranean coast in what is now Lebanon. In antiquity, it was one of the many Phoenician city-states. It is presumably at least 7,000 years old and thus one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities. According to excavations, there must have been a wine-growing culture here as early as 5,000 years ago. The wines from Byblos were once highly sought after. According to the Greek poet Hesiod (~750-680 BC), he liked to drink a "Bibliner". See also under Ancient grape varieties and Mesopotamia.

Phönikien - Landkarte / Tempel der Obelisken 1900 bis 1600 v. Chr.

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