Memoire Du Temps, Byblos

4.7
#1 of 8 in Museums in Mount Lebanon Governorate
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. Discover how to plan a Byblos trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • I didn't expect that we could live such an experience in Lebanon. We are a family of 2 kids ( 3y old and 6y old) and we all enjoyed it ! The passion and explanation of Pierre attracted us same as our ...  more »
  • Going to 750 m above sea level and discover fish fossil 100 million years old was one the most interesting experiences in my life! After a 15 min walk in nature, Pierre told us about the history of fo...  more »
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