The ancient city of Tire, situated in what is now Lebanon, is discussed various times in the Bible. For example, a king of Tire name Hiram sent out cedar wood and experienced employees to King David and King Solomon, the Hebrew Bible states. These resources and workers assisted construct the very first temple, the holiest website in Judaism. The Hebrew Bible likewise explains how Solomon and Hiram worked together to produce fleets of ships that performed sell the eastern Mediterranean and trade with an unidentified land called “Ophir” that was abundant in gold.

Tire has actually come down with robbery over the last 50 years. Wars and bad financial conditions have actually struck Lebanon regularly over that time, developing conditions that have actually allowed massive robbery.

For instance, in 1989, a stone sarcophagus at Tire “was exploded so that damaged sculpture portions might be reached the market,” composed Helga Seeden, an archaeology teacher at the American University of Beirut, in a paper released in the book “The Presented Past: Heritage, Museums and Education” (Routledge, 1994).

Then, in 1990, looters found and pillaged a cemetery, potentially utilized for the burial of kids. “According to regional info, some 200 stone stelae together with a number of lots of cinerary urns and other normal Iron Age pottery vessels were uncovered,” composed Hélène Sader, an archaeology teacher at the American University of Beirut, in a post released in the journal Berytus Archaeological Research studies in1991