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Tyre / Sur

facts in brief

Part of Sebastian Munster map, 1550
Part of Sebastian Munster map, 1550

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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