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Byblos

(bĭb`ləs), ancient city, Phoenicia, a port 17 mi (27 km) NNE of modern Beirut, Lebanon. The principal city of Phoenicia during the 2d millennium B.C., it long retained importance as an active port under the Persians. Byblos was the chief center of the worship of Adonis. Because of its papyruses, it was also the source of the Greek word for book and, hence, of the name of the Bible. Excavations of Byblos, especially since 1922, have shown that trade existed between Byblos and Egypt as early as c.2800 B.C. A syllabic script found at Byblos dates from the 18th to the 15th cent. B.C.
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Today LAU is a non-profit, co-educational, private university accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges offering graduate and undergraduate degrees of study in seven academic schools housed on two campuses in Beirut and Byblos, Lebanon.
Fattouh, who has been painting professionally for the past 30 years, grew up by the Mediterranean Sea near Byblos, Lebanon and was heavily influenced by the waves, both in terms of the sounds, the motions, and what they brought up on shore.