Photographer's Note

Tyre was founded at the start of the third millennium BC. Tyre originally consisted of a mainland settlement and a modest island city that lay a short distance offshore. But it was not until the first millennium BC that the city experienced its golden age.

In the 10th century BC, King of Tyre, Ahiram also known as (Hiram), joined two islets by landfill. Later he extended the city further by reclaiming a considerable area from the sea and built two ports and a temple to Melkart, the city's god. Phoenician expansion began about 815 BC when traders from Tyre founded Carthage in North Africa.

Eventually its colonies spread around the Mediterranean and Atlantic, bringing to the city a flourishing maritime trade.

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