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Sidon / Sayda

facts in brief

Part of Antonio Borg's map, 1760s
Part of Antonio Borg's map, 1760s

Facts in brief:

Principle city of Phoenicia from 2nd mill. BC; ruled by all major powers of ancient times; embellished by Herod the Great; destroyed by Mongols 1260; flourished under Turkish rule after 1517; declined after expulsion of French 1791 & earthquake 1837.

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