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Nahr al-Kalb monuments

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 29, 2018 10:54 PM History
Over twenty rock reliefs (with accompanying inscriptions) are carved into the limestone cliffs around the estuary of the Nahr al-Kalb river.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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The monuments carved on the cliffs here include three Egyptian hieroglyphic steles, six Akkadian monuments, several Greek and Roman inscriptions, Arabic inscriptions, a memorial to Napoleon III's 1860 intervention in Lebanon, and a dedication to the 1943 independence of Lebanon from France.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Nahr al-Kalb monuments: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 03 July 2020]

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