Cedars of Lebanon, 1857 CE

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Amin Nasr
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 06 April 2020
Cedars of Lebanon, 1857 CE Download Full Size Image

The first well-known pictures of the Cedar of Lebanon taken by the British photographer and orientalist Francis Frith (1822-1898 CE) in 1857 CE. The grove, known as the Cedars of God, is located in Bsharri, Lebanon and is considered holy. The evergreen trees rarely grow elsewhere, and the cedars of Lebanon were a subject of many tales in Canaanite, Phoenician and Mesopotamian mythologies. Due to its remarkable stature, the Cedar tree is also a national symbol, shown on the Lebanese flag.

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