Phoenician Wall

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July 09, 2018

he 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 first century BC. The Phoenicians used this wall as protection against sea storms and invaders, while during Roman times it again 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, itself a charming destination for a leisurely stroll through the labyrinthian residential alleys.

This is a must to see and to visit while you’re in Lebanon . Enjoy this unique place , the one and only phoenician wall on the Mediterranean sea . Follow the old marina in Batroun starting from St Stephan church , pass by l’Auberge de la Mer , St Georges Orthodox church , the old town of Batroun , the old church St Mary facing the wall and end up your visit by the sea at Bahsa.


Source: https://www.facebook.com/LebanonUntravelled/


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