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Arena - Al Jazeerah

  • archaelogical site

Sour / Tyre, Tyre district

Built in the first century A.D., this major monument is the only rectangular arena in the world. It was used for practicing sports like wrestling and boxing and was still in use during the byzantine period. Around it, rectangular vaulted cisterns were laid out in two rows, but their relationship with the arena is still not clearly established.