Lebanon Tyre(Arabic: صور Ṣūr) is one of the oldest continually inhabited citiesin the world,though in medieval times for some centuries by just a tiny population. It was one of the earliest Phoenicianmetropolisesand the legendarybirthplace of Europa, her brothers Cadmusand Phoenix, as well as Carthage's founder Dido(Elissa).
The mountains of Lebanon are drained by seasonal torrents and rivers foremost of which is the 145 kilometres (90 mi) long Leontes that rises in the Beqaa Valley to the west of Baalbek and empties into the Mediterranean Sea north of Tyre. Lebanon has 16 rivers all of which are non navigable; 13 rivers originate from Mount Lebanon and run through the steep gorges and into the Mediterranean Sea, the other three arise in the Beqaa Valley.
Sidon, known locally as Sayda or Saida (Arabic: صيدا ), is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate , of which it is the capital, on the Mediterranean coast. Tyre to the south and Lebanese capital Beirut to the north are both about 40 kilometres (25 miles) away.
The Siege of Tyre was orchestrated by Alexander the Great in 332 BC during his campaigns against the Persians.The Macedonian army was unable to capture the city, which was a strategic coastal base on the Mediterranean Sea, through conventional means because it was on an island and had walls right up to the sea.
360 Panorama of Tyre's Archeological Site; Lebanon, the Cedars' Land: Tyre; Tyre entry in historical sourcebook by Mahlon H. Smith with picture of Tyrian silver shekel. Alexander's Siege of Tyre at Ancient History Encyclopedia by Grant Nell
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Tripoli is the largest city in northern Lebanon and the second-largest city in the country. Situated 85 kilometers north of the capital Beirut, it is the capital of the North Governorate and the Tripoli District. Tripoli overlooks the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and it is the northernmost seaport in Lebanon. It holds a string of four small islands offshore, and they are also the only islands in Lebanon. The Palm Islands were declared a protected area because of their status of haven for endangere
Beaufort or Belfort Castle (Arabic: قلعة الشقيف Qala'at al-Shaqif) is a Crusader fortress in Nabatieh Governorate, Southern Lebanon, about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the south-south-east of the village of Arnoun.
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The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Arabic: قوة الأمم المتحدة المؤقتة في لبنان , Hebrew: כוח האו"ם הזמני בלבנון ), or UNIFIL (Arabic: يونيفيل , Hebrew: יוניפי״ל ), is a UN-NATO peacekeeping mission established on 19 March 1978 by United Nations Security Council Resolutions 425 and 426, to confirm Israeli ...