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Citadel of Sidon - As It Appeared on Year 1810. It was built by the Crusadors in the early 13th century.  
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                        Saidon History


Saida/Sidon History - Romans Civilizations - 64 B.C. to 106


In year 64 B.C. the Romans invaded Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and the shores of the Mediterranean sea, including Saida. When the Romans leader Marc Antonios as the governor of the east, he fall in love with Cleopatra the queen of Egypt, he gave her all the Syrians cities located between Syria and Egypt, except the cities of Saida and Sour.

Saida and Sour experienced an era of peace and presperity, ans Saida built a reputation in scince and knowledge, in addition to what is called "Sibag al Ourgouane", the famous color that the Phoenicians have invented.

During this period, the name of Sidon or Saidon stated to be known as Saida.


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