Sites & cities that bear the name of Tartus


Today in : Syrian Arab Republic
First trace of activity : ca. 10th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : 148 B.C.E
Recorded names : طَرْطُوس‎, Ṭarṭūs, Tartous, Antarados, Antaradus, Tortosa

Description : Tartus (Arabic: طَرْطُوس‎ known in the County of Tripoli as Tortosa and also transliterated Tartous) 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 colony was known as Antaradus (from Greek "Anti-Arados → Antarados", Anti-Aradus, meaning "The town facing Arwad"). Not much remains of the Phoenician Antaradus, the mainland settlement that was linked to the more important and larger settlements of Aradus, off the shore of Tartus, and the nearby site of Amrit.

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