Last Updated on October 27, 2020
The earliest inhabitants of Sidon were in 4000 BC, and it is considered as the oldest Phoenician cities. Sidon is 40 km (25 miles) south Beirut, and it is where the great Mediterranean empire of Phoenician grew. In the historical books, it says that St Paul, Alexander the Great, and Jesus have visited this glorious city. In fact, Alexander the Great captured the city in 333 BC.