The so-called Tomb of Hiram. Photo Jacqueline Hoevenberg.
ṣūr, "rock"; Greek Τúρος; Latin Tyrus):
port in Phoenicia and one of the main cities in the eastern
The "Tomb of Hiram" at Hannaouiye
Although named after the legendary king Hiram, who may have reigned Tyre
in the tenth century BCE, this tomb, which can be found near Hannaouiye (some six
kilometers southeast of Tyre along the road to Qana), in fact dates to
the Persian age (i.e. 539-332 BCE). There is some typological similarity to the tombs at Pasargadae and Gur-e Dokhtar. There are several Byzantine tombs in the neighborhood.