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The Library of Congress in Washington D.C. will delve deep into the history of south Lebanon Wednesday with a comprehensive program of talks entitled the Tyre Day Symposium.Organized by the American Committee for Tyre, one of 13 committees around the world affiliated with Lebanese UNESCO-accredited NGO the International Association to Save Tyre, the symposium coincides with an exhibition of the library's publications relating to the ancient Phoenician city. Expert speakers from Lebanon, Spain, France, the U.S. and Belgium will discuss topics ranging from Tyre's Phoenician temple, to the diffusion of the Phoenician alphabet, Tyre's eight civilizations, Phoenician coins, which were among the first currencies in the world, the city's famous purple dye, Biblical passages relating to Tyre, Phoenician women and Phoenician wine.To find out more about Tyre Day at the Library of Congress, please visit www.aistyr.com.
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