Tyre Day at The Library Of Congress

venue : U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
date : June 3rd, 2015

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.  

A free symposium titled "Tyre Day at the Library of Congress", in collaboration with the African and Middle Eastern Division in the Library of Congress, was held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on that day in the Northeast Pavilion of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, located at 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.



Memory of Tyre: 100 years in 100 photos

venue : Unesco, Lebanon
date : June 26, 2013

The ACT in collaboration with the International Association to Save Tyre (AIST) organized a Photo exhibition at the UNESCO Headquarters in Beirut labeled:

“Memory of Tyre: 100 years in 100 pictures, 1843-1943”

Dr Khaled Tadmori, owner of the majority of the exhibited work, detailed a century of urban evolution in the city of Tyre relative to the landscape, human migration, port activity, archeological and historical monuments.

A colloquium about the history of Tyre and The ACT and AIST projects was held during the inauguration of this exposition on the 21 of May at 6pm. Dr. NassimChalhoub was the moderator of a panel of expert in the fields of archeology, history, literature and architecture.


1 Picasso for 100 euros

venue : Pavilion Art and Design, Paris
date : March 25, 2013

"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, a 25-year-old American, project manager at a fire sprinkler firm, living in Wexford, Pennsylvania.



Annual Forums

venue : Phoenician Cities
date : Annual

Our Annual Forum is an exchange platform between the different members of our League of Canaanite, Phoenician and Punic Cities (“the League”). The mission of that highly attended annual event is to enhance the partnership between cities sharing the same heritage. During these conventions, the Mayors of the member cities of the League exchange experiences, compare working methods and open new perspectives for their municipalities. In junction with the mayors’ working sessions our organization holds a Symposium where the League’s four Scientific Committees expose and debate on their latest discoveries and studies. Furthermore the League invites major researchers in the field to expose their work.

Our gathering takes place in one of the League’s member cities every year and concentrates its round tables on a on specific theme.

  • Forum I:    The Phoenician’s Road
    • Venue:       UNESCO, Paris
    • Opening Date:      March 30, 2009         
  • Forum II:  League of the Canaanite, Phoenician & Punic Cities
    • Venue:       Byblos Jbeil
    • Opening Date:      October 3, 2009
    • Venue:       Larnaka, Cyprus
    • Opening Date:      July 8, 2011
  • Forum IV: At the Crossroads of our Memories
    • Venue:       Cadiz (Spain)
    • Opening Date:      23-24 November 2012
  • Forum V:  THE ALPHABET ROAD» Mediterranean Heritage and Challenges
    • Venue:       Piraeus / Athens
    • Opening Date:      12 October 2014

Institut du Monde Arabe

venue : Paris
date : 2007

The idea of an exhibition was born in 2007, with the International Association to Save Tyre's initiative at  the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris:The Phoenicians and the Mediterranean, from Carthage to Tyre!
The six month long exhibition exposed the Phoenicians' expansive culture that led them to establish cities and colonies throughout the Mediterranean. These excellent navigators, who dominated the Mediterranean, used the galley -a man-powered sailing vessel to spread people, culture, technology, civilization, religion… and art.  Canaanite deities like Baal and Astarte were being worshipped from Cyprus to Sardinia, Malta, Sicily, Spain, Portugal, and most notably at Carthage in modern Tunisia. Carthage was founded in 814 BC under Pygmalion of Tyre (820–774 BC).



Crossing The Atlantic - Promotional Luncheon in D.C.

venue : Washington DC
date : 7 April 2017

On Friday the 7th of April from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm under the patronage of the Embassy of Lebanon in Washington DC, the American Committee for Tyre organized a luncheon at UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador, the Honorable Esther Coopersmith’s home in support of the "Phoenicians before Columbus" expedition. A presentation of the expedition was given by Captain Philip Beale of the Royal British Navy who built a fully-functioning life size replica of a Phoenician ship with which he will undertake an Atlantic crossing in September 2017. This event took place with the presence of eminent personalities such as Her Excellency Carla Jazzar, Chargée d'Affaires of the Embassy of Lebanon; Ambassador Clive Aguis, embassy of Malta; Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain, MEI; and Juma Raschid, Counselor of the Embassy of Oman.


General Assembly – UNESCO Paris

venue : UNESCO Headquarters in Paris
date : 29 March 2017