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Memoire Du Temps, Byblos
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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I was wandering with my father in Byblos when we ran across this little shop/museum. What a delightful visit! It’s a mandatory place to visit in Byblos and in Lebanon in general. If you are interested... read more »
I was looking for something to take home which would be a memento of Lebanon. Whilst meandering around Byblos, friends suggested we stop at Memoire. Pierre was as welcoming, informative and friendly a... read more »
We stopped by so that our 4-year old can see fish fossils. When Pierre realized that, he left everything else he was doing to explain to him all about fossils. He even let him break open a rock to fin... read more »
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