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Thermal baths

Thermal baths


Tyre was called Queen of the Seas; an island city of unprecedented wealth under the Phoenicians who became immensely rich from the trade of purple dye from murex shell. In the 10th century BC King Hiram joined the islands to the mainland by landfill, and reclaimed an area from the sea. Prosperity continued under the Romans who built many important monuments, many which have survived. Here the thermal baths with the remains of the terracotta stone conduits of the heating system.