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The Lion's Head

Byblos District

· Mount-Lebanon

The well preserved rock-carved lion head is part of the gigantic Persian fortress that is located in Byblos archaeological site.

The lion's head was for centuries the emblem of the Persian Empire and remained so until the 1979 Iranian revolution.

You can see the relief on the south-west part of the fortress's defensive wall, overlooking the former entrance of the southern Phoenician port of Byblos.

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