Latakia

Latakia

Latakia, also known as Laodicea, is the principal port city of Syria, as well as the capital of the Latakia Governorate. The location of Latakia has a long history of occupation. The Phoenician city of Ramitha was located here. Latakia was an important colonia of the Roman empire in ancient Syria for seven centuries.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Latakia Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenician

Later Cultures: Hellenistic + Roman + Byzantine + Crusader + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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