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Jounieh, Lebanon

The “Nahr el Kalb “, the Dog River, runs 31 km from a spring  near the Jeita Grotto, south of Jounieh and flows into the Mediterranean Sea about nine miles north of Beirut, Lebanon.

In antiquity the river was known as the Lycus. Many important armies have traveled through this pass in the Lebanon mountains leaving their inscriptions on the cliffs.

There are inscriptions or reliefs from the following ancient rulers:

  • Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II.
  • Assyrian kings Shalmaneser III and Esarhaddon.
  • Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar.
  • Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius
  • France and Great Britain

In 1946, a monument was erected in celebration of Lebanon’s independence , which came in 1943.

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