CHARIOT RACE IN TYRE (SOUR)

Press Photo with Caption: “To mark the opening of the recently excavated Roman hippodrome at Tyre a chariot race was held, the first ever in nearly 1500 years. Seven chariots were competing on the 500 meter long hairpin-shaped course, built in the 2nd century AD…Originally the opening was intended to be a public ceremony with President Helou of Lebanon a guest of honor. But these plans had to be cancelled because of the present border incidents with Israel.” Circa May 29 1970

Norbert Schiller Collection, Phot.Keystone

Picture scanned from an original 20 X 25cm black and white silver gelatin print

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