Memoire Du Temps, Byblos

4.6
#4 of 16 in Museums in Lebanon
A trip to Memoire Du Temps allows you to see first-hand why Lebanon is considered the country with the largest collection of fish fossils in the world. What started as the fascination of one man, some 80 years ago, turned into a family business over time, and eventually became an important record of the country’s cultural and historical heritage. Explore the family museum to inspect numerous displays of different fossilized sea creatures found in the vicinity of Byblos. You can take a tour led by one of the brothers who own the place; they'll tell you the story of how their grandfather's passion was sparked by his discovery of a single fossil, and how that passion led to him building the museum. If you're lucky, you can even join an occasional fossil search led by museum staff. Discover how to plan a Byblos trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Maybe I was overwhelmed by many days of sightseeing in the Lebanon, but I think I got the wrong idea about this shop. I went in, as my daughter is studying paleobiology, and I thought maybe I could ge...  more »
  • This is definitely one of the coolest things you can do in Lebanon that is uniquely Lebanese. I was lucky enough to be invited to the Pierre family quarry, which is the world's largest source for anci...  more »
  • whenever you are in Byblos, must visit this museum / shop - very interesting, you can buy "fish in stone" with certificate  more »

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Most visitors choose to explore Byblos on a day trip from Beirut. Most of the accommodations in Byblos itself cater to upmarket travelers, with comfortable hotels and luxury resorts offering all the creature comforts you'd expect. A handful of these lie close to the beach, while others can be found nestled within the walls of the old town. Larger, more modern options sit just outside the historic center, so as not to clash with the old aesthetic.
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