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date: 23 October 2018

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This articlediscusses the history of Lebanon during the Middle Bronze Age based on archaeological evidence. This period was a time of continuous development. The article explains that while the Beqa’ Valley experienced a sharp demographic recession at the end of the third millennium BC, the coast of Lebanon was largely unfazed by the turmoil in Syria and Palestine. It also describes the settlement patterns and political organisation, urban architectural traditions, burial customs, and material culture.

Keywords: Lebanon, Bronze Age, Beqa’ Valley, demographic recession, Syria, Palestine, settlement patterns, political organisation, architectural traditions, burial customs

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