Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1984
Size of heritage: 154 ha

Longitude: 35,194°
Latitude: 33,272°


According to legend, purple dye was invented in Tyre. This great Phoenician city ruled the seas and founded prosperous colonies such as Cadiz and Carthage, but its historical role declined at the end of the Crusades. There are important archaeological remains, mainly from Roman times.

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Tyre, Lebanon

Published: September 27, 2014
Length: 44:31 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Yazeed Al Sayed

D.O.P & Edited by Yazeed Al Sayed Shot with Canon 7D Canon lens 50 mm 1.8.

Lebanon - UNIFIL soldiers in the market of Tyre

Published: October 30, 2012
Length: 22:42 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: MrTankReady

Ливан. Тир.

Published: November 22, 2009
Length: 23:37 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Ислам Сулоев

Ливан, Тир. До сих пор с тоской вспоминаю теплое и ласковое, а главное - чистейшее Средиземное море :-)

Octopuses out of water

Published: April 13, 2013
Length: 32:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Boyd G. Photography

While down by the sea in Southern Lebanon a few divers came out of the water with their dinner. A pile of octopuses, which I found quite mesmerizing and gnarly.

Visiting Tyre Sour, One of Lebanon's Most Beautiful Cities

Published: October 05, 2014
Length: 18:13 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: NoGarlic NoOnions

Tyre (Arabic: صور), sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Tyre juts out from the coast of the Mediterranean and is located about 80 km south of Beirut....

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