Cedrus Libani - Symbol of My Country

posted on 24th of december, 2008

That evergreen tree, also called locally The Cedar of God, was mentioned more than 70 times in the Bible. The cedar groves of Lebanon were called the dwelling of the gods in the Epic of Gilgamesh...

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The Cedar tree was used by many cultures in their special activities/occasions:
•Egyptians: mummifications,
•Sumerians: burning cedars in ceremonies,
•Jews: building temples & public constructions,
•Our forefathers the Phoenicians: trade ships, houses, & temples
•Romans, Greek, Babylonians, etc.

With their aromatic wood & noticeable majesty, one cannot but feel the sanctity while walking inside any of the remaining Cedar forests in Lebanon…

"My love is as the cedars, beloved, and the elements shall not conquer it." (Gibran Khalil Gibran)

Comments (3)

Posted by Georgeskyrillos on December 24, 2008
I knew this would be the first thing you would want to write about :)
Posted by Elianehaykal on December 24, 2008
Thank you... Yeah there are a few of us here!!
Posted by Creativei on December 24, 2008
Good to see a Lebanon photographer, a great portfolio, I liked the turtle and cat pic, too good.

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