Tire Ruins (World Heritage)

Tire Ruins (World Heritage)

Tire, today’s Sur, is one of the oldest cities in the Mediterranean. It was already in the 2nd millennium BC. An important trading town. Their wealth was based on the trade in cedar and purple in ancient times. Phoenician city walls are still preserved today, but most of the ruins date from Roman times, such […]

Byblos Ruins (World Heritage)

Byblos Ruins (World Heritage)

The Phoenician port city is one of the oldest cities in Lebanon. Traces of settlement go back to the 5th millennium BC. The most important monuments include the ruins of the Baalat Gebal Temple (2700 BC) and the Obelisk Temple (1900–1600 BC), numerous royal tombs (around 1800 BC) and the tomb of Ahiram, a theater […]

Baalbek Ruins (World Heritage)

Baalbek Ruins (World Heritage)

According to cheeroutdoor, the ruins are located northeast of Beirut. The cult site of the sun god Baal was expanded into a magnificent Jupiter sanctuary in Roman times and became one of the largest temples in the Roman Empire. The individual temples were able to compete with those on the Acropolis due to their monumentality […]

Anjar Ruins (World Heritage)

Anjar Ruins (World Heritage)

The ruins of the Umayyad city of Anjar near Beirut date back to the 8th century. Caliph Walid I (705-715) had a splendid summer residence built here. With its square floor plan, it is influenced by Roman city architecture. The buildings themselves, the palaces and the mosque, on the other hand, follow regional patterns. Anjar […]