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Cedar of God Forest

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Bcharreh, Bcharreh district

The Cedars of God forest is one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanese Cedar, Cedrus Libani, that once thrived across Mount Lebanon in ancient times. Their timber was exploited by the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, Israelites and Turks. The wood was prized by Egyptians for shipbuilding; the Ottoman Empire used the cedars in railway construction.