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Definition: Port city that served as the shipyards for Persian invasions of Egypt and Greece. One of the most famous of Phoenician cities, Sidon was famous for its manufacturing of glass and purple dye.

Interesting fact: The people of Sidon locked their city gates in 351 B.C. and set fire to the city rather than submit to the Persian leader Artaxerxes. This left the city very weak and much easier for Alexander the Great to conquer, just a few decades later.

Related Resources:
The Ancient Middle East
Learn more about the area as a whole.

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More on Sidon
Learn even more details about this ancient port city.

The Story of Sidon
See how Sidon became such a powerhouse city.

The Phoenicians
Learn more about this ancient people, the source of so much history.

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