środa, 26 czerwca 2013

Lebanon is a country in the East Mediterranean. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has dictated its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity.

Did you know that:
1. Lebanon used to be known as the “Switzerland of the East” due to the diversity and financial power that it enjoyed.
2. It is widely believed that Jesus Christ performed his first miracle here.
3. The country’s name is known to be the oldest in the world and has remained unchanged for over 4000 years.
4. Byblos is the world’s oldest, continuously occupied city and the first alphabet was also created here.
5. The world’s first ever law school was founded in the city of Beirut in Lebanon.
6. The cedar which is a native tree of Lebanon is mentioned 75 times in the Old Testament.
7. Beirut was destroyed and built from scratch seven times and is known as the “Phoenix”.
8. It is the one and only Asian country that has absolutely no desert.

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