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Ancient Tyre in pictures

A Lebanese southern city on the Mediterranean, Tyre was inscribed as a world heritage site in 1984. Many civilizations successively settled in Tyre from Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans to Crusaders and Ottoman Turks. One of the major archaeological sites in Tyre is al-Bass site, having a three bay monumental arch, an extensive necropolis and a large hippodrome, all dating from the 2nd century AD to the 6th century AD. Photos taken by Mohammed Zaatari for The Daily Star

  • The Triumphal Arch

  • From Greek, city of the dead, the Necopolis

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