Skip to comments.Majdel Tarshish (Roman Remains - 50 km from Beirut)
Posted on 11/06/2004 8:32:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Majdel Tarshish used to be a station for the retinue of passengers on their way to Metn-Bekaa. The Romans paved roads to cross it, linking, thus, the seaside with the inner plains. They are especially evident in "Bourj Al-Hamam", (tower of pigeons). Majdel Tarshish was a well fortressed castle in time of invasions that raided down the Bekaa. Rocky sarcophaguses of the Roman era bear witness to that glorious age.
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As in the Biblical "Saul of Tarshish"......Saint Paul..?!
Another link to a Civ-started topic, from elsewhere:
Septimus Severus Bridge crossing the Kahta River in Turkey
Another Roman (?) bridge at Goksu Koprusu
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