Nahr al-Kalb

Christ the king overlooking the Dog River basin

The Nahr al-Kalb (Arabic: نهر الكلب, meaning Dog River) is a river in Lebanon. It runs for 31 km (19 mi) from a spring in Jeita near the Jeita Grotto to the Mediterranean Sea. The source for Sultan's art piece.


Nahr al-Kalb is the ancient Lycus River.[1] Past generals and conquerors have traditionally built monuments at the mouth of the Nahr al-Kalb, known as the Commemorative stelae of Nahr el-Kalb.



Coordinates: 33°57′N 35°36′E / 33.950°N 35.600°E / 33.950; 35.600

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