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Memoire Du Temps, Byblos
(4.6/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Arrived to Byblos in the evening and were unable to visit this shop. So glad we came back! I learned much about the fossils from Pierre and even had a chance to experience the 'find'. You will find th...  more »
  • What a treat to find such an interesting and beautifully stocked shop of wonderful fossils. Everything is preserved in an expertise manner, a piece of ancient history that everyone should own. 
  • In his pretty shop STONE with great kindness, in a perfect french, provided us with a smile and a lot of professionalism of the information VERY INTERESTING suur fossil MILLENNIA and his work which is also a family affair. We would be happy to see him again and discover careers. We will keep a memory of this trip in the night time and this beautiful encounter with an "Ambassador of the Lebanon" and HISTORY. The pleasure of coming back: Inch'Allah!;o))
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