Cedrus Libani - Symbol of My Country

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)

Photo credits: Hospitalera, Robert Venn, Tomas Marek.

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Great blog, Eliane! I haven't seen cedar in real, it's beautiful! I only know it's aroma used in parfums. As Stefaan said, I really wish I could have a cedar. And I think I will.


I knew this would be the first thing you would want to write about :)


Thank you... Yeah there are a few of us here!!


Good to see a Lebanon photographer, a great portfolio, I liked the turtle and cat pic, too good.

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