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Phoenicia

ancient Semitic civilization
Map of Phoenicia

Phoenicia was a civilization to the north of Canaan.[1] Phoenicia existed from 1200 to 900 BC. People from Phoenicia had their own language called the Phoenician language, which is important to many modern languages.[2] They wrote with an alphabet from which the alphabets of Europe evolved.

Phoenicians set up colonies in the Mediterranean region and beyond.[3] Carthage was one of them.[3] Phoenician traders went as far as the British Isles to buy tin.[3] At their peak, the Phoenicians were a major power in the Mediterranean.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "What was Historical Syria and Phoenicia? Is there confusion?". phoenicia.org. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  2. "Phoenician Alphabet". phoenicia.org. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 N.S. Gill. "Carthage". About Education. About, Inc. Retrieved 16 October 2016.