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Al Mina Archaeological site - Tyre

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Sour / Tyre, Tyre district

Located in the old section of the city of Tyre (Sour) in the south of Lebanon, an archaeological site remains with structures from the Roman and Byzantine periods. It features a mosaic road bordered by a colonnade, the only rectangular arena in the world, which once accommodated 2,000 spectators.  It also holds the remnants of a residential area with narrow roads and houses paved with mosaics and marble, a Roman bath, a glass factory, and Roman roads. A palestra, where athletes once trained, was later converted to the purple dye factory for which Tyre became world-famous. The remains of a 12th century Crusader cathedral, which was the setting of the coronation of the King of Jerusalem, is also one of the main attractions drawing many visitors year round.