Facts in brief:
Home of legendary Biblical king Hiram; withstood attacks from Assyrians & Babylonians; resisted Nebuchadnezzar II 6th cen. BC; captured
by Alexander 332 BC; controlled by Seleucids & Romans 7th cen. AD; taken by Crusaders 1124; fell to Muslims 1291.
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