Lebanon is a country with a long and rich history. Roman ruins are scattered about the country and are easily accessible. Byblos, Beirut, and Sidon are among the oldest continuously populated cities in the world. There are Roman baths in Beirut, as well as the Cardo Maximus, to explore. Byblos is also rich in Roman ruins located near their bazaar, and for a small fee you can view them. There are a lot of ancient mosques, synagogues, and churches in Lebanon. Also, while you're in Beirut be sure to visit the Place de Martyrs (Place of the Martyrs), a beautiful statue that, although riddled with bullet holes from the civil war, still stands in memory of the Lebanese nationalists who were hanged by the Ottomans for revolting during World War 1.