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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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Tamarix was the only tree present among charred floral macroremains recovered from occupation levels at Site E-77-7, El Gebal El Beid Playa (Barakat 2001: 599-600).
Site E-77-7 revisited: the Early Neolithic of El Adam type at El Gebal El Beid Playa, in F.
He said: "I have a company called Paul Gebal in Edinburgh and this has been good advertising.
For el-Adam Early Neolithic of Nabta and Gebal el Beid, the situation seems to have been a little different, and to arise from the extreme emphasis on the production of bladelets.
Paul Gebal & Co partner Stan Moffat said: "Buying the racehorse was just a bit of fun, and it seemed like a good way to promote our business.
The court heard that crooked brief Housley, who worked at the time for Gebals Solicitors in Bathgate, West Lothian, first got to know Voudouri in 2002.
Tim Easterby's Flat string has made a slow start to the campaign but they are now running into form and the Malton trainer saddled his third winner on the level in the last week when Most Definitely obliged in the Gebals Solicitors Handicap.
In contrast, 7lb claimer Donna Caldwell, 17, enjoyed her second win when steering Yenaled to his fourth course victory in the Gebals Premier Claiming Stakes.