Sites & cities that bear the name of Amrit


First trace of activity : ca. 20th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : 148 B.C.E
Recorded names : Marathus

Description : Amrit (Arabic: عمريت‎), the classical Marathus (Greek: Μαραθος, Marathos), was a Phoenician port located near present-day Tartus in Syria. Founded in the third millennium BC, Marat (Phoenician: 𐤌𐤓𐤕, MRT) was the northernmost important city of ancient Phoenicia and a rival of nearby Arwad. During the 2nd century BC, Amrit was defeated and its site largely abandoned, leaving its ruins well preserved and without extensive remodeling by later generations.

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