Ibrahim Noureddine, Carleton University
Tyre, located on the eastern Mediterranean coast in modern-day Lebanon, has a rich history dating back to the 28th century BC. In recent years, the Honor Frost Foundation has funded an excavation project focused on the old, submerged breakwater near the harbour. Our team has conducted several excavations at this site to study the submerged structures in more detail and gain a better understanding of the city’s history. The results provide valuable insights into the history of Tyre, including information about the city’s harbor and its role as a major trade hub. This lecture will discuss the results of work at the site and provide an update on the continuation of the project. Some of the most significant features from the excavations will be highlighted. The lecture will offer a comprehensive overview of the ongoing excavation project at the breakwater near Tyre and provide insight into the rich history and cultural significance of this important Mediterranean city.
In person at Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers Cultural Centre, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa,
online with Zoom: https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/j/96158935842
Ibrahim Noureddine (Ph.D.), is an Archaeologist with research interests in Egyptology, Maritime Archaeology, and eastern Mediterranean Bronze and Iron Age Archaeology. Since the Mid 1990’s, he has actively led and participated in Classical, Urban and underwater archaeological excavations from the early Bronze, Middle Bronze and Late Bronze Age periods in Syria: Tell Karma and Tell Kazel; Lebanon: Byblos, Beirut, Jiyeh and Tyre. Previously, he was a member of the Amenhotep III Mortuary Temple excavations at Luxor, Egypt, and is currently a member of the Spanish excavation and restoration project at Thutmosis III Mortuary Temple at Luxor, Egypt. Dr. Noureddine obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Granada, Spain.