Byblos Castle Ruins
I visited Byblos earlier this month for an architectural accreditation visit for the Lebanese American University. Byblos is 26 miles north of Beirut and is said to be oldest continually inhabited city in the world. It was first settled in 8,800 to 7,000 BC. The castle was constructed by the crusaders from Italy in the 12th Century. They used the stones from Phoenician and Roman buildings on site.
The Romans built the amphitheater in third century.