Memoire Du Temps, Byblos

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#1 of 8 in Museums in Mount Lebanon Governorate
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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  • Before going to Byblos where we spent about 2 hours at the end I saw the "Fossil museum" or something and I thought it was really funny. Mostly in a place like Lebanon (no offense meant!). It just did...  more »
  • We spent a beautiful day in Beirut and visited many beautiful and interesting attractions including the Citadel with its narrow but very well kept and clean, its shops and the interesting world of marine fossils/Visit Byblos
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  • Memory of time is a fossil shop. But it comes to fossil préachetés or received from suppliers. No! It's real fossils that Pierre and his team will even search and extract carefully, in clearings of the Lebanon. This shop is so amazing and contains archaeological treasures: some of these fossils reach impressive sizes, and each of them has its own history, and so, we travel in time... Finally, the staff is really attentive and takes the time to explain all the work done upstream. Memory of time is really a must-see of the Lebanon!
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