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The mountains of lebanon were once shaded by thick cedar forests and the tree is the symbol of the country.
after centuries of persistent deforestation, the extent of these forests has been drastically reduced.
the cedars of god is one of the last, tiny vestiges of the extensive forests of the lebanon cedar, that once thrived across the country in ancient times. their timber was exploited 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.
in 1998, the cedars of god were added to the unesco list of world heritage sites.
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