The Cedars of God located at Bsharri, are one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon cedar that once thrived across Mount Lebanon in ancient times. Their timber was used by the Phoenicians, Israelites, Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, and Turks. The wood was prized by Egyptians for shipbuilding; the Ottoman Empire used the cedars in railway construction.
The tree grows to a maximum height of 40m and 10m wide, with a trunk of . m covered in thick, scaly, black, grey-brown bark. When young it is conical in shape but as it matures it becomes flatter on top and more open in structure. The pointed, needle-shaped leaves are glaucous-blue to dark green in colour, 4 sided and about . cm long
The Lebanon Cedar or cedrus libani is one of the most majestic trees of the world. They grow exclusively on Mount Lebanon, a mountain range that extends along the entire length of the country, and once covered the entirety of the mountain. It is the symbol of the country, its pride, and features prominently on the Lebanese flag. Lebanon Cedars have imposing trunks with dense, iconic crowns that become characteristically flat-headed as the trees age, and fairly level branches. Their bark is dark gray but the wood is beautiful light tone, hard and astonishingly decay resistant.
As a cedar of Lebanon groweth without fear of martyrdom or death. Thou didst become a victor O Father Jacob. Thou didst conquer death in thy body when by humility thou didst control the passions and when thou wast burnt like incense as a sacrifice. Intercede with Christ to grant us great mercy. Apolytikion in the Third Mode. Geronda Panteleimon and the brotherhood at Hamatoura. Above the Kadeesha River sits a pearl of ascetic struggle unworthy of the world. Burrowed in the caves of Mount Hamatoura exists the Monastery of the Dormition of the Theotokos, overlooking a land that once flourished.
In my personal experience, I've found it hard to find great Lebanese food out side of Lebanon. Surprise lunch from cedar of Lebanon.
Lebanon geography divided the country into vastly different regions. When one looks at a map of Lebanon, one immediately notices it is a land between mountains and the se. hese factors would mesh to create an international economy which reached to the far flung regions of the known world. It was also a country sandwiched in-between Syria and Palestine, both of which profited greatly as well from the cedars of Lebanon. Byblos is mentioned in at least two ancient Egyptian texts. The Palermo Stone speaks of cedar from Lebanon being imported to Egypt in the reign of King Sneferu, the 4th dynasty Pharaoh (ca. 2613-2589 BC). The ancient Egyptians used it for the construction of boats, among other things.
One of the most defining features of Lebanon’s culture is its Cedar-tree-filled expanses. Over the years, many peoples have made use of cedar wood provided by the forest. The Phoenicians used it to build their ships, Egyptians to make paper, and other civilizations like the Romans and Turks exploited the natural treasure for trade. The trees also hold significant religious importance, as they are mentioned in the Bible on several occasions: Solomon used their wood to build Jerusalem and Emperor Hadrian ruled them as royal domains which stopped their destruction. In modern history, the cedar trees continued to get exploited despite Queen Victoria’s attempt to protect them.
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- Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
- Mastered By [Vinyl] – GSV*
- Performer – Dwayne*, Katie , Mike , Roy*
NotesIssued with multiple inserts.
Mastering company and engineer identified by runout etchings.
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- Matrix / Runout (Etched Runout Side A): AYA / DJ-2 SIDE A OLD... F/W GSV
- Matrix / Runout (Etched Runout Side B): AYA / DJ-2 SIDE B ...OLDER F/W GSV