Preserving Lebanon's coastal archaeology: Beirut, Sidon and Tyre

Nick Marriner, Christophe Morhange

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Lebanon is a key region in understanding the development and evolution of seafaring infrastructure and shipping, providing one of the richest and most continuous maritime archaeological records in the Mediterranean. Recent geoarchaeological work at Beirut, Sidon and Tyre has underlined the significance of studying this historical archive and the importance of preserving archaeological resources for the future. All three sites have a rich cultural heritage, both on land and at sea, and the aim of this paper is to precisely outline these areas and propose a protection plan for the immediate future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-441
Number of pages12
JournalOcean and Coastal Management
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank the Association Internationale pour la Sauvegarde de Tyr, the Department of Antiquities of Lebanon, the Franco-Lebanese program Cèdre, ECLIPSE/CNRS, UNESCO CPM and the Leverhulme Trust for technical and financial support. This research is a contribution to the project ArcheoMed: patrimoine culturel de la Méditerranée (InterReg IIIB MEDOCC ArcheoMed, funded by EU FEDER and MEDA). We thank an anonymous referee for their remarks in helping to improve an earlier version of the manuscript.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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