A vast necropolis in the environs of Saida, the ancient Sidon, Sidon.
The distinctive Latakia tobacco is produced in the province of Saida in northern Syria.
It exports largely through Beirut and Saida, using both the French railway which crosses S.
(from the boundary of the sanjak of Tripoli to that of the caza of Saida), and has a mean breadth of about 28 m.
This railway passes Saida (6256), 106 m.
One after the other, all the magazines of the amir - those at Takdempt, Boghar, Taza, Saida and Sebdu - were taken and destroyed.
9 now Sarafand), Sidon (now Saida), Berytus (Biruta in Egyptian, Biruna in the Amarna tablets, now Beirut), Byblus (in Phoen.
Of Oran) by the line from Arzeu to Saida and Ain Sefra which serves the high plateau whence esparto is obtained.
Of Saida, we learn that the ancient city was divided into three divisions at least, one of which was called "Sidon by the sea," and another "Sidon on the plain" (?) (see N.-Sem.
Syrian region from the edge of the Antioch plain to Acre, with part of the eastern desert, dominated by his castle at Tadmor (Palmyra), and the important towns of Latakia, Tripoli, Beirut and Saida; and forming further ambitious designs, he intrigued with Christians and broke with the Turks.
He landed again at Saida in 1619 and recovered his old position.
Haidar Shehab, third of the line, inflicted a notable defeat on the pasha of Saida (capital of an Ottoman eyalet since 1688) and the Yemenite Druses at Ain Dara, near Zahleh, in 1711, and proceeded to consolidate Shehab power, breaking up the old feudal society and substituting for the sheikhs mukatajis (tax-contractors), who had penal jurisdiction.