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Phoenicians

Post  Omeara on Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:28 pm

Phoenicians lived along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea on a narrow ban of land of 120 miles long. After the downfall of the Hittites and the Egyptians, the newfound political independence of the Phoenicians helped them expand their trade. They were mostly known for their amazing trading skills and for the great goods that they produced for foreign markets, including purple dye, glass, and lumber from the cedar forests of Lebanon. They became international sea traders thanks to the building of ships. They even started creating trade empires. They even started to spread more around the world by creating new routes like in the Atlantic Ocean, where they reached Britain and then they started to spread through Africa. They were colonizing many places most importantly in Carthage, North African coast. Not only were they known for their trade, but also for their alphabet, which then had a great influence on the Greek language.

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The Phoenicians

Post  Ophirkes on Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:59 pm

Volney, great topic, as well as great examples to your hypothesis! The Phoenicians lived in a place called Phoenicia, which was never considered as a country because of few reasons. They were mainly known for their alphabet, their colonization, trade, and their ship building. In their time, the complex structures that they did were unbelievable because they had no technology or anything like that. As well as that, they reached very far places with these ships. Also, since they lived on the coast, trade was easy!

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