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Roman Hippodrome - Al Bass

  • archaelogical site

Sour / Tyre, Tyre district

Dating back to the 2nd century A.D., the Hippodrome of Tyre is one of the best reserved in the world. Built in a U shape, it measures 480 meters by 160 meters and used to accommodate around thirty thousand spectators. In the center of the arena stretches the spina that divides the area into two runs. It is said that chariot races used to last several days and were held every 30 minutes.