City Ramparts

You can begin your tour here by turning left to explore the ruins, which include the remains of city ramparts dating from the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC.

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4. Temple of Baalat Gebal

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5. Roman Theatre

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6. King's Spring

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7. Temple of Resheph

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8. Obelisk Temple

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