Medusa's tomb - Tyre - صور

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Dezso Biczo © on October 18, 2011

I see old record (2002/09/13 15:07:22)

LIKE - very good photo

My Dear PANORAMIO my friend - Thank you for your visit, the name of the yellow star next to there

  • Greetings and best wishes, Dezső


Antoine Jasser on October 18, 2011

This is correct, I was in Lebanon in 2002, 2003 and 2005. This picture was taken in 2002. Those days, very few people owned a digital camera! The CASIO QV3500 was my first digital camera. I was taking pictures left and right since I had the capacity. Storage in the Casio was on an IBM hard drive. (I mean the hard drive that spins every time you take a picture!!!!). Those days we were talking high-tech!!!!!

Oleg Timofeev on October 18, 2011

Very interesting capture!!! Like & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

Antoine Jasser on October 18, 2011

Dear friend LagaTim, Medusa could be buried here!!! We need to be very careful!!!! And always say nice things about her, we do not want to upset her!!! LOL

Lee Gill on October 20, 2011

I love that Medusa head on the side of the tomb, a beautiful spot to be laid to rest.

Antoine Jasser on October 20, 2011

A couple of decades ago archaeologists excavated the tomb of Medusa there, hidden in a hillside. Some claim it was Tyre's king tomb, some claim it was where Medusa's head was buried... There is a Greek inscription on the tomb, I wounder what it says. Regardless, for me here was a marble tomb, a nice looking tree and the Mediterranean in the background: time for a picture...

Lee Gill on October 21, 2011

I wish I could read greek, I'd be so interested to know the history behind it, makes you wonder how old it is :)

lilastone on October 22, 2011

beautifully designed and I like the colors. L.

Antoine Jasser on October 23, 2011

Dear lilastone, about twenty years ago, this tomb was unearthed from the hills near by. It is a marble tomb and very pretty, what is a mystery is the head of Medusa on the tomb. Hopefully they will figure out soon who was buried there! To go to your point, the marble, the green tree and the blue water of the Mediterranean is what made me take this picture and I am glad you like it.

Paulo de Almeida Rei… on October 25, 2011

Lugar impressionante, não apenas pela beleza natural, mas também por todo o misticismo envolvendo este lugar incrível! LIKE!

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Antoine Jasser on October 26, 2011

This is true dear Paulo, Tyre is an amazing place this is why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tomb is still a mystery since they are not sure to whom it belongs. It was discovered only 20 years ago. There is so much marble on this site, and this tomb is made of white shiny marble! I am happy that you were impressed by this place and thank you for your LIKE.

Dr.Azzouqa on October 28, 2011

Excellent shot.


Best wishes from Jordan.


Antoine Jasser on October 29, 2011

Dear Mustafa, the white marble tomb color, contrasted by the surrounding is what made me click a few pictures. I am glad you liked it and I really appreciate your visit.

Nadiа on November 3, 2011

Nice photo! Great place! Antoine, sorry for indiscretion, are you Lebanese? Like

Antoine Jasser on November 4, 2011

No indiscretion at all dear Nadia, I was born Lebanese but spent most of my life in the U.S. (the dual citizenship is very precious to me!!!). Now as to the picture, before I knew anything about the tomb and its history, the colors of the marble, the tree and the Mediterranean is what attracted me to take this picture and I am glad you liked it.

Nadiа on November 4, 2011

Like me, I was born in Syria but live in Russia. By the way, I couldn't find information about Medusa's tomb on net! There is just link to this picture on the first page of search :)

Antoine Jasser on November 5, 2011

Well Nadia, my dad followed his job from Lebanon to Damascus. I was born in Damascus myself and lived there till the age of 10. As you know in the middle east they don't care about where you are born. So I have no records in Syria at all. When I saw the picture of your dad, it was so typical to me that I thought I always knew him. He looked 100% middle eastern to me. As to the search, I found the information here.

Nadiа on November 5, 2011

Antoine, I envy you because you lived in Damascus! I lived in Halab just first 8 months of my life :(

Thank you much for you interesting comments and for the link because I didn't find anything about this place!

Antoine Jasser on November 6, 2011

In Lebanon, they are really behind in adding information into the Internet. It is better than a few years ago, but lots of work needs to be done!! BTW. I still have lots of friends in Damascus.

Enzo Molino on February 11, 2012

Very interesting image.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 17, 2011
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Antoine Jasser
    • Camera: CASIO QV-3500EX
    • Taken on 2002/09/13 15:07:22
    • Exposure: 0.002s
    • Focal Length: 7.13mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash