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Phoenician Wall

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Batroun, Batroun district

The ancient Phoenician sea wall was originally a natural structure composed of petrified sand dunes. It was reinforced gradually by the Phoenicians with rocks, and the wall as it stands today took its present shape in the 1st century B.C. The Phoenicians used this wall as protection against sea storms and invaders, while during Roman times it functioned as a quarry. The wall is 225 meters long and 1 to 1.5 meters thick. Parts of it have crumbled, but what remains still stands as a bulwark against the sea for the residents of the ancient city, which is a charming destination for a leisurely stroll through the residential alleys.