Tyre: Jewel of Phoenicia

‎The Ancients

One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Tyre was a jewel of the Ancient World. A Phoenician metropolis, and the birth place of numerous legendary figures – the city provides an invaluable insight into what life was like millennia ago. But what do we really know about the people who inhabited Tyre, and just why did the city play such a pivotal role across ancient history?

In this episode, Tristan is joined by Historian and Author Katherine Pangonis to talk about the vibrant history of Tyre, and it’s new place in the modern world. Looking at Tyre’s mystical history, it’s important location, and how Alexander the Great’s siege literally changed the earth’s landscape as we know it – why did so many people value Tyre so highly – and what legacy has it left behind today?

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