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The Phoenicians

Post  Roberta2000 on Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:13 pm

The Phoenicians were sea traders; their cities were independent and competitive. Some of their cities were Carthage, Byblos, and Sidon. Phoenicia was located between the eastern Mediterranean coast and the Lebanon Mountains. The Phoenicians colonized many areas along the Mediterranean Sea. Colonization is invading and taking over of foreign territory, which then becomes known as a colony. They traded many things, such as cedars of Lebanon and murex shells used to make purple dye. They even had an Alphabet!

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Very interesting

Post  Francisco Jimenez on Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:16 pm

excellent, blog topic Roberta, I had no idea that the phoenicians created the alphabet. I always believed that the Sumerians were the first to have an alphabet since they created the oldest writing system which is cuneiform.

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Post  dashas on Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:50 pm

Nice topic!!! You greatly explained the importance of Phoenicians in the present! Great job, Roberta

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Post  Omeara on Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:46 pm

Great topic Roberta! In fact I just wrote a topic about the Phoenicians and I think that they were really important because apparently their alphabet had a great influence on the Greek alphabet and language. I find that really interesting! Also I find it really cool how they were known for the most successful sea traders, if it wasn't for them, trading would've probably started much later, and things would be different now. Did you know that one of the most important place that they colonized was Carthage. Once again awesome topic! Smile

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Post  Alianny on Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:15 pm

The Phoenician civilization was very wealthy. They did a lot of trade and got a lot of money by just selling those murex shells. Many Egyptian queens and kings bought their murex shells because of the purple ink that came out of them. The purple ink represented wealth.

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Post  Alianny on Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:16 pm

The Phoenician civilization was very wealthy. They did a lot of trade and got a lot of money by just selling those murex shells. Many Egyptian queens and kings bought their murex shells because of the purple ink that came out of them. The purple ink represented wealth.

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Post  Alianny on Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:16 pm

The Phoenician civilization was very wealthy. They did a lot of trade and got a lot of money by just selling those murex shells. Many Egyptian queens and kings bought their murex shells because of the purple ink that came out of them. The purple ink represented wealth.

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