Finiqia, The Legend Lives On In Byblos

At its sixteenth consecutive edition, Byblos International Festival is one of Lebanon’s most prestigious festivals and, true to the city’s long-lasting tradition as a cultural crossroads, hosts artists from all over the world. It is in fact one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on Earth, dating back to the 6th millennium BC Long before Greece and Rome, the ancient town of Byblos was a powerful, independent city-state with its own kings, culture, and flourishing trade. It is one of the region’s most famous archaeological sites, full of relics of the past, such as Crusaders’ castles, Egyptian temples, Phoenician necropolises, and the oldest alphabet inscriptions.

This year’s Festival program included Finiqia: The Legend Lives On, a show by Caracalla Dance Theatre, which highlighted some of the area’s wonderful past in a unique manner, combining modern and traditional dance and music with projections that brought the area’s civilization back to life in a fantastic way.

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