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The Royal Necropolis

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The Royal Necropolis

The Royal Necropolis dates back to the 2nd millennium BCE and contains the tombs of the kings of Byblos, including King Ahiram.

After their deaths, the kings were placed in stone coffins (made of limestone) and buried deep in the ground. These sarcophagi were adorned with sculptures or inscriptions.

In the city of Byblos, around 1923, excavations revealed the sarcophagus of King Hiram, which was found 10 meters deep in the ground. On the tomb, there were sculptures and inscriptions, including the earliest known example of the complete Phoenician alphabet.

The sarcophagi discovered in Byblos are now located in the National Museum of Beirut.

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