Today the most venerable representatives of the Cedars of Lebanon, which once covered the entire country, are in the Besharre region of North Lebanon. Some 400 trees, many between 1,200 and 2,000 years old stand on slopes 2,000 meters high in the shadow of 3,100-meter peak of Qornet es-Sawda. From Lebanon's cedar forests Solomon got the wood for his temple and palace and from its wood the pharaohs carved their sarcophagi and their "sun ships".

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