Hannaouiye, "Tomb of Hiram"


Hannaouiye: place of the so-called "Tomb of Hiram", a Persian-age funerary monument.

The so-called "Tomb of Hiram"

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.

This page was created in 2012; last modified on 18 August 2020.