In this close up, we can see what appears to be a stone floor or road.
And slightly to the right there appear to be some pillars:
I was told this could be part of an aqueduct. Here is the second pillar, not visible in the above shot:
To the left of this area, there appeared to be room-like structures. Could they be Roman baths, housing or shops?
There was a rock structure in the lower center:
And a rock path to the right:
Could these be from different periods?
But all of this is just one corner of the site. Further ahead toward the center of the plot, there were burial mounds:
Here’s a wide of the entire site from another hole in the fence.
“The whole thing is like a city,” says Nouvel in the inscription below. “It will have its place alongside the markers and the monuments of past centuries on the visitors’ map of Beirut.”
So will this project be amended to incorporate the ruins and truly “have a place alongside monuments of past centuries?” Or will developers simply seek to replace that heritage with a 5 star hotel?