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Memoire Du Temps, Byblos

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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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  • As it was a rainy day, had the pleasure to meet the proprietor prospector who found and started the establishment. Unusual collection of specimens!  more »
  • This is a great shop near the Crusader Castle on the Byblos ruins. They have a wonderful selection of various fossils, all nicely preserved and many for sale. Prices run from USD$20 to USD$3,000.00. S...  more »
  • Must attend if you in Lebanon, it is professional and entertaining. The drive is awesome then the small trail to the area where you are given the tools and a brief presentation. You can start your own...  more »