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History of Tripoli

The Persian Period (6th to 4th Century BCE)

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Major Events

550-351 BCE: Phoenicia became a province of the Persian Empire.

351 BCE: Full independence proclaimed by Phoenician states from the Persian Empire.


Legal Status

358 BCE: Triple city coalesced into one entity; became the center of Phoenician confederation and neutral meeting ground for the governors of the three main Phoenician cities/seaports: Aradus (modern Ruad in Syria), Sidon, and Tyre.


Economy and Dominant Function

Financial center and main port of northern Phoenicia with sea trade (East mediterranean and the West), and caravan trade (North Syria and hinterland).

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