The Archaeology of Beirut: A Report on Work in the Insula of the House of the Fountains

  title={The Archaeology of Beirut: A Report on Work in the Insula of the House of the Fountains},
  author={Dominic Perring and Paul R. Reynolds and Reuben Thorpe},
  journal={The Antiquaries Journal},
  pages={195 - 229}
This insula, which lay on the western margin of the earlier Iron Age city, was uncovered during post-war reconstruction work carried out in Beirut during 1994–6. Laid out in the Hellenistic period, the insula was filled out with a series of small courtyard houses after the Roman annexation. A public portico was added along a main street in the second quarter of the second century, before a period of relative inactivity. The district was revived and rebuilt in the middle of the fourth century… 
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