Édisud - Librairie Antoine
Lebanon, from the influence of Phoenicians to the fall of eastern Roman states has been a rich and diverse melting pot. Fortunately, archeological remains exist and provide a vital testimony to the ancient civilization. The authors of this beautifully illustrated book explain in a simple but erudite description of the archeological sites of Lebanon how the various monuments and museums tell the great story of the country.Aided by maps, photos, and the authors’ thoughtful analysis, the reader is invited to travel through the past of ancient Lebanon and discover, among other wonders, the Egyptian treasure in the tombs of Byblos, the Persian refinements of the Echmoun sanctuary, the Hellenistic sarcophaguses of Sidon and the magnificent Roman edifices of Baalbek. The book also centers on how the rise of Christianity was followed by the spread of Arabic civilization, and how this cultural intermixing contributed to enrich the country constantly.
Jean-Baptiste Yon : Jean-Baptiste Yon was a history professor and is now a researcher at the CNRS on the subject of populations and eastern societies in the Hellenistic and Roman period.