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Tyre

Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Tyre, Lebanon.

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Tyre has endured a long and tumultuous history that has bequeathed the modern city with a wealth of intriguing historical and cultural landmarks. Wander the souqs to get a feel for the flavour of the city. Sift through the traditional crafts and goods and take in the sights and sounds of the bustling marketplace. But no trip to Tyre is complete without a visit to the Roman ruins that have earned the city a UNESCO World Heritage rating.

Written by  Taryn McKinnon.

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'According to legend, purple dye was invented in Tyre. This great Phoenician city ruled the seas and founded prosperous colonies such as Cadiz and Carthage, but its historical role declined at the end of the Crusades. There are important archaeological … Read more...

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