Tartus

Tartus

Tartus is a city on the Mediterranean coast of Syria. The History of Tartus goes back to the 2nd millennium BC when it was founded as a Phoenician colony of Aradus. The Crusaders called the city Antartus, Tortosa, and they built the Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa in 1123 over a Byzantine church that was popular with pilgrims.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Tartus Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenician

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine + Crusader + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Tartus: the citadel of the Crusaders

Date of Submission: 1999

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