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Barefoot
10-17-2009, 02:20 AM
Cedars of Lebanon were used by the Phoenicians for building ships and temples. The Egyptians used its resin for mummification, and its sawdust was found in pharaohs' tombs. The Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh mentions the cedar groves of Lebanon as the dwelling of the gods. Kings far and near requested the wood for religious and civil constructs, the most famous of which are King Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem and David's and Solomon's Palaces.

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Mad Aussie
10-17-2009, 03:00 AM
Lovely shot BF! And great info to go along with it.

JAS_Photo
10-17-2009, 04:08 AM
Very pretty! Love the resin drops (I think that's what they are)

AntZ
10-17-2009, 08:46 AM
Wonderul with the droplets. Cool detail on the cones.

Bambi
10-17-2009, 09:19 AM
lovely picture and the story is great too.

zenon5940
10-17-2009, 09:29 AM
I like this image very much and also the intro. Thanks

sarrasani
11-02-2009, 05:03 PM
Lovable and strong photo, renforced by the so interesting intro.