- Posted January 26, 2013 by
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The ancient city of Tyre, Lebanon
Nestled between Lebanon’s southern coast and the Israeli border, Tyre is a city teeming with a rich and ubiquitous history. The once thriving Phoenician metropolis is now riddled with a surplus of ancient ruins that date back to 2700 B.C. Tyre is perhaps most notorious for playing host to Alexander the Great’s infamous causeway construction conquest. Today, ancient pillars still stand cemented in ground and serve as symbol that the region still holds strong despite being located near the epicenter of recent conflict in the region. Gazing over the Mediterranean and being engrossed in one of the World’s most iniquitous cities is an experience any traveler would revel in.