Ancient Tyre, the Capital of the Greatest Maritime Traders of the Mediterranean in History: The Phoenicians.


  • Over many centuries, Phoenicia, land of Canaan, meeting point of interaction and exchange, has been a pioneer of peaceful relations among peoples
  • From its shores, all things spread: people, culture, technology, civilization, religion... and art
  • The radiance of Phoenicia went beyond the shores of the Mediterranean and reached the farthest confines of the Ancient World
  • The Phoenicians were initiators of North/South Dialogue
  • Geographical proximity, common interests, historical relationships are all factors that provide new opportunities today for dialogue and cooperation among the countries of the Mediterranean basin
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I just want to offer my deep appreciation to the Library of Congress for hosting this incredible event.
Today’s seminars were incredibly successful and I think this is a great opportunity to introduce a lot of people to a project that Maha Chalabi has been championing for over 40 years.

Ambassador David Killion
Chairman & President of the American Committee For Tyre
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News from the Library of Congress

May 8, 2015  Posted In : Library of Congress

A major whole day event highlighting Tyre’s relevance, to the past, the present and the future was organized by the International Association to Save Tyre and the American Committee for Tyre, in cooperation with The Honorable Congressman Charles Boustany Jr. (R-La.), at the U.S. Library of Congress on Wednesday June 3rd, 2015 ...  

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Phoenician Day

May 9, 2015

The “Phoenician Day” is an enlightening event dedicated to the legacy of the Phoenician civilization. It is held every second Saturday of May of each year with changing themes. This event will be organized in different cities of the league, with the year’s theme interpreted in a local way. The event shall be under the patronage of the ...

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1 Picasso for 100 euros

March 25, 2013  Posted In : BBC News

"1 Picasso for 100 Euros" is an international online tombola organized by the International Association to Save Tyre with the support of Sotheby’s in order to raise funds to support Tyre, the Lebanese city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lucky winner of our Lottery “1 Picasso for 100 euros” is Mr. Jeffrey Gonano ...

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