Kfar Tebnit

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Kfar Tebnit
Kfar Tebnit is located in Lebanon
Kfar Tebnit
Shown within Lebanon
Alternate name Kfar Tebnit
Location 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south southeast of Nabatieh, 37 kilometres (23 mi) southeast of Sidon, Lebanon
Coordinates 33°21′11″N 35°30′48″E / 33.353056°N 35.513333°E / 33.353056; 35.513333
Periods Heavy Neolithic, Trihedral Neolithic, Neolithic
Cultures Qaraoun culture
Site notes
Excavation dates 1926
Archaeologists E. Passemard
Public access Unknown

Kfar Tebnit or Kfar Tibnit is a village located approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south southeast of Nabatieh, 37 kilometres (23 mi) southeast of Sidon in Lebanon.

Kfar Tebnit takes its name from Tabnith (Hebrew "Tibni"), a ruler in the area ca. 280 BC and known as the "king of two Sidons". The sarcophagus of his son Eshmun-'azar was found to bear a long inscription aimed to prevent looting with assurances that the tomb contained no treasure.[1]


A Heavy Neolithic archaeological site of the Qaraoun culture was discovered here in 1926 by E. Passemard. Heavy Neolithic materials were found alongside one Trihedral Neolithic along with more regular Neolithic pieces. The tools were in sharp condition, made of fresh chert or grey-green flint and are stored in the National Museum of Beirut.[2]


  1. ^ Philip K Hitti (30 January 2004). History of Syria, Including Lebanon and Palestine. Gorgias Press LLC. pp. 125–. ISBN 978-1-59333-119-1. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  2. ^ L. Copeland; P. Wescombe (1966). Inventory of Stone-Age Sites in Lebanon: North, South and East-Central Lebanon, pp. 35-36. Impr. Catholique. Retrieved 29 August 2011.