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AMRIT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

AMRIT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
Near Tartous, Syria
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BACKGROUND

Amrit is an ancient Phoenician site located on the Mediterranean coast of Syria. Having settled the island of Arwad, a short distance offshore, the Phoenicians subsequently established a number of settlements on the mainland. Tartous and Amrit were two of the settlements located closest to the island. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

After Amrit was successfully nominated to the 2004 Watch, WMF mounted a mission to assess the needs of the site in January 2005. It was discovered that a number of other activities in the area had the potential to impact the site even more severely than the highway project and that a site management plan was urgently needed. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Due to the site’s decline from prominence in the Greek and Roman eras, the Phoenician monuments of Amrit did not undergo alterations later in their history. As a result, in contrast to nearby sites like Arwad and Tartous, Amrit today preserves Phoenician remains of the highest significance. (...)