Maritime trade between Levantine coastal cities over the millennia is attested in numerous ancient sources. Information from these textual and iconographic works often describes the timber trade between Byblos and Egypt. However, no physical trace of a Bronze Age harbor has been discovered around ancient Byblos. After 17 years of field investigation, a harbor basin has finally been located at the southern foot of the ancient city. In 2011, the geo-archaeological research program Byblos and the Sea was launched to shed new light on the maritime approaches to Byblos. Several indications confirm the location of a silted-in harbor basin, most probably the harbor, which is so vividly described in the Report of Wenamun.

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