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Tyre, City: Area of the Octagonal Building. Photo Jona Lendering.
Tyre, City: Area of the Octagonal Building.
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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Area of the Octagonal Building

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The octagonal building can be found in the northern part of Tyre's city excavations. The building itself is not very large, but surrounded by magnificent colonnades. In the southwestern colonnade is a small building. Part of the decoration looks Egyptian. I have not been able to discover more about this monument, which was easily one of the largest and splendid in the neighborhood.

Tyre, City: Area of the Octagonal Building. Photo Jona Lendering. Tyre, City: Area of the Octagonal Building. Photo Jona Lendering. Tyre, City: Area of the Octagonal Building. Photo Jona Lendering.
Colonnade
Small buidling
Colonnade
Tyre, City: Area of the Octagonal Building. Photo Jona Lendering. Tyre, City: Area of the Octagonal Building. Photo Jona Lendering. Tyre, City: Area of the Octagonal Building. Photo Jona Lendering.
Corinthian capital Octagonal Building Egyptian-style decoration


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Jona Lendering for
Livius.Org, 2012
Revision: 17 Aug. 2012
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