Early Roman ruins have been discovered along a main road in the Tyre area, causing the road to be partially closed while excavations continue ,the find is significant, because of the scale of the ruins, which consist so far of five Byzantine marble tombs, and the fact they were found largely intact
. “This is the first such discovery this year, and the most important Byzantine ruins found in the area in the past five years,” said Nader Saqlawi, who is leading the excavation.
The team, consisting of three Lebanese archaeologists and several day laborers, has also found glassware, but nothing wholly intact so far.
The ruins, as well as an ancient road dating back to the same period, were found four meters beneath the ground during an excavation that began just over a week ago. Saqlawi says the work could continue for the next several months, depending on how much they find. Read more.