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Roman Cardo Maximus

  • archaelogical site

Downtown, Beirut district

Fragments of this cardo, or main north–south oriented street, in Roman times, were revealed in the churches' neighborhood near the Place de l’Etoile Square, in downtown Beirut, within Beirut Central District. The 40 Martyrs' Columns that are located there could have been part of a tetrakionion, a monument that provides a junction between the Cardo Maximus, and the Decumanus Maximus, the east-west oriented road, at the very spot where the latter changes direction.