Soon after posting about the ruins discovered at the Saifi Plaza excavation, an activist got in touch over a Facebook thread and shared a series of photos of the dig in the months before it was cleared.
Raja Noujaim, a member of the Association for the Protection of Lebanese Heritage, said the first two photos were taken when the digging reached the Ottoman period:
And the second two when the digging reached deeper, into the Roman period, possibly thermal baths.
Noticed what appears to be a canal system.
For fun, I googled images of Roman Baths and I found these in England on a travel blog:
(You can take a really cool virtual tour of the Baths on their website)
I wonder if baths in ancient Berytus looked anything those in England? Or maybe nothing like them? Or maybe what was found at Saifi were not necessarily baths, though there are many discovered nearby and around the city. If anyone has any more info please share!