Nahr al-Kalb

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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.


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.


  1. ^ "Commemorative stela of Nahr el-Kalb, Mount Lebanon | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization". Retrieved 2018-06-26.

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