Lebanon: Tyre – Al-Bass Necropolis

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Al-Bass Necropolis on the outskirts of Tyre is a massive burial complex from Roman and Phoenician times. The site is dominated by a large Roman cobblestone road leading to Tyre though the spectacular Triumphal Arch, most of the site dates to the 2nd century AD. There are hundreds and hundreds of stone and marble sarcophagus lining up the road, many with elaborate carving and frescoes and mosaic floors in front of them. Sadly, the site was plundered and robbed all around during the Lebanese civil war on the 1990s, and further damaged in 2006 during the war with Israel.