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Ancient Tartus (Tartous)

Tartus is situated on the Mediterranean opposite the island of Arwad which is 3 kilometres off the coast. Arad was the centre of an independent kingdom named Aradus in the days of the Canaanites. Tartus was founded in antiquity as the Phoenician colony Antaradus [Greek: the town facing Arwad] and remained an important settlement through the Hellenistic and Roman times ...

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