Al-Bass Archaeological Site
Roman Hippodrome was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. Tyre juts out from the coast of the Mediterranean and is located about 83 km (51 miles) south of Beirut. The Hippodrome is situated on the south area of the city and is easily identifiable. This sprawling site lies 2km east of the Al-Mina site. Just past the entrance is a vast funerary complex, with hundreds of ornate stone and marble sarcophagi.