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Memoire Du Temps, Byblos

4.6
#3 of 16 in Museums in Lebanon
Specialty Museum Museum
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. Make Memoire Du Temps a part of your Byblos vacation plans using our Byblos trip builder.
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  • If you're looking fish fossils, this is your place. The staff was really nice, talked to me for 5 minutes, showed me around, discussed price, etc. There are some incredible foils to see, especially in...  more »
  • During the summer my relatives come from America to spend it here in Lebanon. We try to do so many plans to discover this mesmerizing country, we go on trips, we try different restaurants, and we atte...  more »
  • We joined a fossil hunting outing organised by a third generation fossil professional. Surprisingly it turned out to be a very informative and entertaining visit. The region is rich in fossils and eve...  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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