Cedars of God

Bcharre, Lebanon, Nov 2005:  One of the few remaining groves of Cedar trees (Lebanon’s national symbol) are on Mount Makmel near the town of Bcharre. One of the trees has been carved with religious icons such as the crucifixion of Jesus. Bcharre’ most famous son is Lebanese-American artist, poet and writer Khalil Gibran, born here in 1883. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu. In 1998 the “Cedars of God” were added to the list of World Heritage Sites.

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