Nabi Zair

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Nabi Zair
Location 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) northwest of Anjar, Lebanon
Periods Heavy Neolithic, Neolithic
Cultures Qaraoun culture
Site notes
Archaeologists Auguste Bergy
Public access Unknown

Nabi Zair is a Heavy Neolithic archaeological site of the Qaraoun culture approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) northwest of Anjar, Lebanon. The site was discovered by Auguste Bergy who found an abundance of flints spread across a wide area around the road between Beirut and Damascus. Bergy found a skull he described as "protohistoric" on the bank of the river near the Nahr Zghail bridge. The skull was studied by Boule in 1939 and gave some evidence of an ancient site in the area. Islamic tombs were also noted in the area.[1][2]


  1. ^ Moore, A.M.T. (1978). The Neolithic of the Levant. Oxford University, Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis. pp. 444–446. 
  2. ^ L. Copeland; P. Wescombe (1966). Inventory of Stone-Age Sites in Lebanon: North, South and East-Central Lebanon. Impr. Catholique. Retrieved 29 August 2011.