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Tyr was the greatest Phoenician city-state. From here the Phoenicians sailed out for Carthage and founded their empire.
Herodotus visited Tyre during the 5th century BC and described the temple of Melkart (Heracles). The priests told hime that the temple was built 2.300 years before, when Tyre was founded, which dates Tyre back to 2.750 BC.
Originally Tyre consisted of two parts, an island city and the overspill on the mainland. Hiram, king of Tyre, connected the island and the mainland.
Flourishing maritime trade, colonies in the Mediterranenan, purple dye and glass industries made Tyre prosperous and wealthy.
Excavations have uncovered Phoenician, Graeco-Roman, Crusader, Byzantine and Arab remains.
The Greek alphabet and the name Europa originate from Tyre.
Since 1979 Tyre has been declared a World Heritage Site.
At the north side of the peninsula of Tyre is the Sidonian harbour, so called because it faces Sidon. At the south side... more travel advice
On the old Phoenician city island is another archaeological site. It is a large site of collonades, public baths, mosaic... more travel advice
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