Alexander the Great in Tyre

The longest battle Alexander the Great had was with the Tyrians, it lasted up to 7 months.

He killed 8,000 people when the war ended in Tyre, mostly little boys and girls that were hiding in the temples. About 30,000 were sold to as slavery. Some people from Sidon, known as Sidonians came in with the Macedonians, which actually the Macedonians weren’t able to breech the wall until the Sidonians came with there boats. But the Sidonians kept in mind that they were closely related to the Tyrians, they were all Phoenician. So they snuck out some of them on to there boats. They saved a total of 15,000 people.

As well, odds were that about half of the slaves were sold to the Sidonians and other people within the region. Non of them went to Persia, since the Macedonians were at war with them, before, during and after the battle in Tyre.

As the clip shows and explains, the city was built half a mile away from the coast, the walls were over 150 feet high! The clip did not mention that they had 2 ports, 1 in the North and 1 in the South of the city. I also believe the Assyrians joined Alexander since they were trying to breech the wall for 15 years, but failed miserably.

Recent excavations show the old city Tyre that was built in the water still has its remains, but the under water. No excavations to find any objects or such have taken place.

To end this nicely, they said Alexander passed away at the end of the clip as well. But they did not mention what had become of his body. When he died, his body was stolen. Till this day nobody knows where it is. There are 2 possible places: 1 the city of Alexandria in Egypt. The city of the dead is actually real and it is under the city of Alexandria. 2 Possibly in Phoenicia, which is today’s modern day Lebanon. Excavations in Lebanon from the time of the Ottoman found the “Sarcophagus of Alexander”. The Turkish have refused to return all artifacts and such to Lebanon.

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In 586 BC Nebuchadnezzar brought his forces against Tyre. This siege lasted for 13 years, during which the Babylonian soldiers aged (Ezekiel 29:18): “Their heads have all gone bald, their shoulders are all chafed,” all to no avail as Tyre did not capitulate (Bikai: 1992, 52).