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Fossils, Memories and Passionate Pierre

Truly one of the most amazing places Byblos has to offer. After you make your way down the old souk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nassif K
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Beirut, Lebanon
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the best place to get souvenir in Byblos, its near the castle, they are so friendly and honest... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Guideleb
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Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Citadel (Castle) Area, Byblos 0000, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly one of the most amazing places Byblos has to offer. After you make your way down the old souk to reach the entrance of the citadel, make sure you don't miss that small alley (it looks like a tunnel) right across, that leads you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Nassif K
Reviewed 10 December 2018

the best place to get souvenir in Byblos, its near the castle, they are so friendly and honest . its good place

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Guideleb
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

I had the opportunity to meet Mr Pierre abi saad and passionate paleontologist in the shop that explains to you everything in detail! It is one of the most important fish fossil quarry in the world. I highly recommend a trip to lebanon and specially...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mario C
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Two years ago while wandering the souk in Byblos I stepped into a shop and met Pierre, a passionate paleontologist with fish fossils beyond anything I knew even existed. While educating me about his work and the extensive collection of fossils in his shop, Pierre...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We had an enriching experience with Mr Pierre Abi Saab and his brother Mr Joseph, who own in Haqel, the most important fish fossil quarry in the world. He graciously took a group of 30 people on a field trip to Haqel, where we were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Carine L
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My kids (6 years old) and myself had really a very interesting morning escavating fish fossils. It felt a bit like a treasure hunt. Many thanks to Mr. Pierre from Memory of time to giving us this opportunity and helping us identify later on at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

This shop is quite simply my favourite in Lebanon - it is truly astonishing that you can see and even buy the most amazing fossils in the world (at very reasonable prices - in particular when compared to any other souvenir you may find in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SienaG8
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I experienced a most enchanting and memorable morning last weekend. Pierre Abi Saad, a world-renowned authority on fish fossils, took a group of enthusiasts to the Haqil quarry, where 100 million year old fossils can be found. Every member of the expedition was given a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank helenazakharia
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

On your way to downtown Byblos, you cab visit this fossil museum which is very small but interesting. The fish fossils, some belonging to millions of years ago are on display. You can even purchase some if you wish to.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rezasattarzadeh
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I visited with friends while in byblos and it was the best experience in the city! Amazing 100 million year old fossils on display. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable as well and you can own your own authentic fossil if you wish Dont...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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