The Historic Wax Museum in Byblos has been taking visitors on figurine tours of Lebanese history since it opened its doors in 1970. Revisit moments from the Phoenician, Roman, and Ottoman eras and learn about the milestones of Lebanese history up until its independence in 1943. The museum also showcases scenes from rural life in traditional villages.
Highlights include a lifelike statue of world-famous Lebanese author Khalil Gibran writing at his desk, two artisans fashioning colorful Phoenician glasswork, a statue of Alexander the Great prior to the burning of Tyre, a traditional Lebanese wedding scene, and a depiction of the 1916 revolt against Ottoman rule, which resulted in the execution of leading revolutionaries in Martyrs' Square in Downtown Beirut.
Contact information: Byblos, Mar Youhanna Morcos Street
Telephone: 09 540463 – 03 395537
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM