Sites 30 km)
Jiyeh on the coast between Damour and Sidon is Nabi Younis,
where tradition says the Prophet Jonah came ashore after
he was swallowed by a whale. Although little remains today, it
was also the site of the Byzantine settlement of Porphyeon,
which probably reached its height during the 6th century AD.
Here a medieval shrine to Jonah was found beneath the sands.
Now a mosque, the shrine also has a
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