Tyre, October 2015

Tyre originally consisted of an island just off the coast, and a town opposite it on the mainland. Alexander built a causeway connecting the island with the mainland. The first set of Roman remains are on what would have been the island.
The causeway was enlarged over the centuries, and what was an island is now just a peninsula. About 0.5km inland from what was once the causeway, is a much larger group of Roman remains, and a hippodrome.
The remaining Souks (bazaar) of Tyre were mostly built in the 18th century, though some are older. In addition to the ravages of time, they were damaged by Israeli attacks in the 1970s and 1980s.