Tyre (Arabic: صور, Ṣūr, Hebrew: צוֹר}, Tzor meaning "a rock", Greek: Τύρος, Týros, Latin: Tyrus) was a Phoenician port south of Sidon and north of Carmel. Nowadays is a city of Lebanon. In the fourteenth century BC Tyre was a city on an island, but during the siege of Alexander the Great a road was built connecting the island to the mainland forming a peninsula.
The Phoenicians of Tyre were engaged in trade establishing colonies throughout eastern Mediterranean and North Africa.
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