The Cedars

The Cedars of Lebanon (Arabic: أرز الربّ ‎ Horsh Arz el-Rab "Cedars of the Lord") is one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Cedars of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) that thrived across Mount Lebanon in ancient times. Their timber was exploited by the Assyrians, Babylonians and Persians as well as the Phoenicians. Solomon used them in the construction of the First Temple in Jerusalem and the Ottoman Empire also used the cedars in railway construction. The Lebanon Cedar is frequently mentioned in the Bible.

World Heritage Site
In 1998, the Cedars forest was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Tourism
The Cedars forest is one of the most visited touristic sites in Lebanon. It has a snow ski-resort in the winter season.