ancient Semitic maritime civilization
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Phoenicia was a civilization to the north of Canaan.[1] that existed from 1200 to 900 BC. People from Phoenicia had their own language, Phoenician, which is the origin of most of the world's alphabets.[2]

Map of Phoenicia

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]

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  1. "What was Historical Syria and Phoenicia? Is there confusion?". Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  2. "Phoenician Alphabet". Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 N.S. Gill. "Carthage". About Education. About, Inc. Archived from the original on 20 March 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.