c.825 - c.785 BC
King of Tyre

Pygmalion was the last important king of Tyre, who defended his fortress city against Assyria and the advancing Greek colonists.

He advanced Phoenician influence along the North African coast. He executed the priest husband of his sister Dido, who fled to North Africa where she founded, according to legend, the city of Carthage.

In Greek mythology Pygmalion was a king of Cyprus who fell in love with a statue of the godess Aphrodite.

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