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Memoire Du Temps, Byblos

(4.6/5 based on 65 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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  • It is impressive to see unique and beautiful fossils. There beautiful fossils to buy. It is the best shop in this souk. Maybe it is possible to buy one of the best souvenirs from Byblos.  more »
  • Amazing fossils and many affordable enough to take home!! It's a family business and they're all so knowledgeable and friendly! Can't wait to go back!!  more »
  • We were taken here by our guide and fully expected to be pushed into buying a souvenir but we were totally wrong. The lady explained everything about the fossils and showed us all the different specie...  more »