Known as “Arz el Rab” or Cedars of God, the trees are among the last survivors of the immense forests that lay across Mount Lebanon in ancient times. Their timber was exploited by the Assyrians, Babylonians and Persians as well as the residents of Canaan-Phoenicia. The wood was especially prized by Egyptians for shipbuilding and Solomon used it for his temple.
Writing your name on a Cedar wood is one of the most precious souvenir you can get from the Cedars of God. Souvenir shops are spread at the entrance of the Cedar forest and prices are negotiable.