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Tyre


Tyre, Al-Bass: aqueduct. Photo Jona Lendering.
Tyre, Al-Bass: aqueduct
Tyre (Phoenician רצ, ṣūr, "rock"; Greek Τρος; Latin Tyrus): port in Phoenicia and one of the main cities in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Aqueduct

The aqueduct of Tyre runs parallel to the main road to the city, and passes the hippodrome. Apparently, the arches formed the arcade that open up to the shops along the road.
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The sources of the aqueduct were at Al-Ma'shook, east of Tyre, and in the south at Ras el-Ain and Al-Rashidiyeh ("Old Tyre"). This means that the water conduit was just seven kilometers long.


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Jona Lendering for
Livius.Org, 2012
Revision: 6 Aug. 2012
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