Commemorative stela of Nahr el-Kalb, Mount Lebanon

Documentary heritage submitted by Lebanon and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2005.

© Xavier-Marc Gélébart
Commemorative stela of Nahr el-Kalb, Napoleon III, Lebanon.

The stela of Nahr el-Kalb, the Lycus or Dog River, sum up the entire history of Lebanon, from High Antiquity to the present, evoking clearly the successive advances of the Pharaonic, Assyro-Babylonian, Greek, Roman, Arab, French and British armies which braved all the obstacles surrounding this difficult and very steep crossing point to carve commemorative stela on the rocks.

  • Year of submission: 2005
  • Year of inscription: 2005
  • Country: Lebanon
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