Lebanon Independence Day

Lebanon Independence Day

Lebanon Independence Day

The earliest evidence of civilization in Lebanon dates back more than 7,000 years, predicting recorded history. Lebanon was home to the Phoenicians, a marine culture that flourished in about three thousand years (3232–539 BC). In 64 BC, the region came under the rule of the Roman Empire and eventually became a major center of Christianity. A monastic tradition called the Maronite Church was seen emerging on the border of Mount Lebanon. As the Arab Muslims conquered the region, the Maroonians retained their religion and identity.

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