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Phoenicians overview from www.lost-civilizations.net
From 1200 to 800 B.C. the Semitic-speaking Phoenicians
lived and prospered on the Mediterranean coast north of
Palestine. Their chief cities were Tyre and Sidon. They gained
fame as sailors and traders. They occupied a string of cities
along the Mediterranean coast, in what is today Lebanon and
Contributions to Civilization Manufacturing and
trade. The coastal land, though narrow, was fertile and supported
farming. Still, the resourceful Phoenicians became best known for
manufacturing and trade. They made glass from coastal sand. From a
tiny sea snail, they produced a widely admired purple dye, called
"Tyrian purple" after the city of Tyre, which became their
trademark. It became the favorite color of royalty.
Phoenicians also used papyrus from Egypt to make
scrolls, or rolls of paper, for books. The words Bible and
bibliography come from the Phoenician city of Byblos. Phoenicians
traded with people all around the Mediterranean Sea. To promote
trade, they set up colonies from North Africa to Sicily and Spain. A
colony is a territory settled and ruled by people from a distant
Missionaries of Civilization.Due to their
sailing skills, the Phoenicians served as missionaries of
civiliization, bringing eastern Mediterranean products and culture
to less advanced peoples. A few Phoenician traders braved the stormy
Atlantic and sailed as far as England. There, they exchanged goods
from the Mediterranean for tin. About 600 B.C., one Phoenician
expedition may have sailed down the Red Sea and then followed the
African coast around the southern tip. That historic voyage was
forgotten for centuries. (In the late 1400's, Europeans claimed to
be the first to round the southern tip of Africa.)
The Alphabet. As merchants, the Phoenicians
needed a simple alphabet to ease the burden of keeping records. They
therefore replaced the cumbersome cuneiform alphabet of 550
characters with a phonetic alphabet, based on distinct sounds,
consisting of 22 letters. After further alterations by the Greeks
and Romans, this alphabet became the one we use today!
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ok yes i have now understood why the phoenicians are called missionaries of civilization. for sure they are.
Bush Did 911, 09/11:
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how did the phoenicians keep civilization from sailing the mediterranean sea
This website needs to have more information on the Phoenicians
nice boats I guess
Where do babies come from?
ive seen way better websites about them lol.
Phoenicians came from Atlantis.
Frederick Eckdahl, 22/09:
The Phenicians sailed across the Atlantic, long before the Vikings. They went up the Mississippi, Ohio and Wabash Rivers. They brought back cotton and tobacco, from Little Egypt, to the Pharaoh. Tobacco has been found in the pyramids. There are Egyptian artifacts found in Little Egypt.
a person, 21/09:
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would the phoenicians be consideredas medditeranean saliors? im doing a report for AP human geography Xp
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this page has been extremely helpful to my understanding of the phoenicians and has provided plentiful information to the history essay i am in the process of writing,
i thank you
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Andy Williamson, 24/09:
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Do you have a page about greeks?
If yes, read 1#
If no, read 2#
1.How do you get to the page about greeks?
2.Could you make one. If that's not asking to much.
i agree with hardworker!
please add that kind of info...
hardworker =], 09/09:
umm i think the author to this website needs to add something as to when this website was published and stuff for people who need to "site our sources" so like when it was published ect....just a suggestion
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Thank you for the concise information. I especially found interesting the note about the Phoenicians going around the Horn of Africa first. They must have been highly civilized and intelligent to have developed a new alphabet!
I came here because I was looking for background information on the native people who inhabited the Island of Malta at the time that Saint Paul was shipwrecked there, about 59-60 A.D.
Thanks for your help!
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You guys are only using this website so that you can chat with each other.
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But it deosnt do alot of the subjects justice and doesnt really go in depth about some of the subjects and events that are really important to todays world history!!!!
Time traveler, 28/09:
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This was a very helpful site. I don't think it's very cool that everyone is downing it. But I guess losers, who have no self esteem, can just let themselves go on a page about Phoenicians. Bravo
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This website gives me the wrong clues about you people.
P.S.if you are a boy talk to me later!
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ryan castleton, 01/11:
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first of all, you people r really strange to have conversations on a website about an ancient civilization. get a life. second of all, this website is really awesome so stop trash-talking it. thats pretty lame... no effense.
This website really helped me with SS extra credit. Thanx!
not telling, 27/09:
this web is good but it does not give the right info!
I have this HUGE paper due soon (like tomorrow), and this easy-2-read site really helps me out...so, to whoever posted it (and allowed the comments sheet)-Thanks ^_^ ...however, I'll have to agree with the good-natured 5th grade teacher... if you're gonna post something, actually put down your opinion...it's not a conversation blog, okay? Thanks.
-A smart sophmore
P.S. Cussing is not cool- it's lame. Some of you kids need to grow up.
this really is great if you please stop writing nasty stuff people would probally be mre interested in learning
Fascinating and helpful information. Recently found my father after losing touch for over 20 years. Had a past-life regression experience, then a conversation with a friend who is half-Lebanese. He mentioned the Phoenicians, the phoenix and our discussions led me to this website.
Cheers to all who come here seeking information and inspiration on who they are and where they come from.
WOW! tis gave me an F
A Phoenician Descendent, 22/03:
The Phoenician and paul are right, The Phoenicians still exist in Lebanon..... I should know, I'm a Phoenician descendent.
why do these losers cuss and all they just wanna look cool.
. Ok this was a good page. I'm using it for school.:P
i cant ever spell what you guys are talkign about
You guys failed cuz you copy n paste
uh i dont know if this is gonna give me a good grade but who cares ;-p
Suggestion: Since elementary students may use this site for research, I would recommend that you delete offensive and inappropriate remarks. Posting these remarks will prohibit me from encouraging students to utilize this resource.
Thanks, A Fifth Grade Teacher
question mark?, 29/12:
actually agree with the others
. i think that this page is good, and helpful, don't listen to the others.
My group and I were doing a report on Mesopotamia and this info. really helped! Hey!!!
I've got a huge history report on phoenicians and this'll help!
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bree bree, 29/10:
I think the Phonecians are very interesting! (but I love history)
helpful cus i was writing a paper on ancient civ and i didn't understand it...looks like a good website too
glad i found it :)
YAY!! PHOENICIANS YAY!! oh yea oh yea go go go
tells a lot of usful imformation
i dont understand timmy
what is it with history teachers and giving you projects on phoenician ppl..honestly who cares..not me thats for sure
I loved it! It was very kid-oriented and easy to understand! It helped my on my paper alot.
Found a lot, but i am having trouble discovering more information on the basics of the geography of the area that they lived in. I wish that more of the information on this could be distributed at a more accessible location.
Ida, Jessica, Kim, Yoko, 21/09:
we all loved it!!
this is a great site to look at it!!
this site blows
adam is an absolute drongo
this website is inhumane to the people of phoncia, 18/07:
this website is inhumane to the people of phoncia
for whoever believe or say that Phoenician vanished from Lebanon and area, then they are totally Wrong.
DNA tests showed that the phoenicians and the lebanese people are actually the SAME.
the civilization has changed, but the people are still the same.
the blood is still the same
Phoenicians still exist actually, and whether you choose to believe it or not yourself. We're far a few between, but we're here.
this website is cool