In the ancient time, Tyre had a small island on which Phoenician built their city. When Alexander the Great came here, he built a causeway from the mainland to the island to attack the stubborn Phoenician.
Now, the cape of Tyre is so big that it's difficult to tell where was the island or the causeway. The land has changed dramatically since the Alexander's time.
Afterwards, the city was occupied by Romans and now you can see their huge necropolis and hippodrome.
The site doesn't have a fence. The local people came by from the beach, saying hello to the tourists. (A.A.)
ANCIENT WORLD CLUB HOMEPAGE