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It was founded in 2750 BC as a Phoenician walled city, and is one of the oldest cities in the world.
Today, Tyre is known for its rich and ancient history, waterfront and beaches, historic ruins, port, and maritime economy and activities.
People Born in Tyre
Tyre in People's Lives
Marc Antony: I was forced to pull myself away from the blissful luxury of Alexandria and my lover Cleopatra in early 40 BC, when I traveled here to confront a Syrian invasion. I missed Cleopatra and our twin children desperately, but after heading off the threat of invasion, was forced to sail to Rome to confront Augustus, who was at the time challenging the empire with a civil war against my wife-in-name and brother.