Tyre City - Lebanon
Concrete brick floors surrounding the back of the Roman hippodrome of Tyre City in South Lebanon,and in this particular area is the pedestrian walk way. An amazing place to discover the architectural designs of the Roman Empire.
While walking through the old gates and stones i imagined the chariots with the sound of the horses feet used to run around these magnificent stadium.
In recent excavations have uncovered Crusader, Arab, Byzantine and Greco-Roman remains, but the city that has come to light is the Roman and Byzantine settlement.
The loveliest relic is a reconstructed Triumphal Arch. A Necropolis situated on both sides of a long avenue is most impressive, and the Great Hippodrome for chariot racing is remarkable in that it was built of stone while most others were built of brick.
If you would like to learn more about this place, you can visit the website mentioned below
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- Copyright: Hussein Kefel (Hussein_Kefel) (819)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-12-19
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: SONY Alpha A350 Digital SLR, Sony DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-05 4:29