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Adonis legend, the history of this ancient love between a young handsome man and the goddess of love, recounted by different historians and authors of antiquity.
Ahiram King of Byblos, His sarcophagus remains the cornerstone of Phoenicians' archaeological discoveries with the alphabet engraved on its cover (nineteen letters).
King Echmounazor's curses, this inscription on the sarcophagus of the king of Sidon Echmounazor II (fifth century BC), intended against the grave robbers. It also mentions the constructions carried out by the king and his mother, in honor of city gods.
Elissa, the princess of Tyre and the founder of Carthage, the most dreaded Phoenician colony in antiquity.
The legend of Europa. The kidnapping of the young Phoenician princess by Zeus disguised as a bull, and the journey of his brothers who went searching for her.
The Tyre wealth aroused much envy and jealousy. Since the VIII century BC, the Jewish prophets became critical of the supremacy of that city. Elegy on Tyre, by the prophet Ezekiel, remain the most renowned and most evocative.
The Periplus of Hanno, this famous Carthaginian navigator was among the first to venture beyond the Pillars of Hercules, Ancient World boundaries, trying to go around Africa.
Hiram & Salomon. King Solomon, wanting to erect a temple to his god Yahweh, asked the King Hiram of Tyre to procure him the cedar wood.
The papyrus of Wenamun, recounts the misadventures of Wenamun the Egyptian, sent by the high priest of the Amun Temple to Phoenicia in order to acquire cedar wood for the construction of the god's sacred boat.
In his Odyssey, Homer narrates the episode of A kidnapping accomplished by Phoenician sailors assisted by countrywoman serving a Greek family.
Siege of Tyre by Alexander the Great, the Macedonian conqueror captured all the Phoenician cities (-333), only Tyr stands up to him and this for seven months (end of the siege in September -332).

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