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From 1200 BC to 539 BC, the ancient Semitic civilization of Phoenicia was situated on the western, coastal part of the Fertile Crescent in what is now Lebanon and Tartus Governorate, Syria. They are known for almost all modern day alphabets being derived from their alphabet.
The Phoenicians were a Semitic people who established an early civilization - from about 1200 BCE - on the Mediterranean coast near what is now Lebanon and western Syria where they established a series of independent city-states (eg Sidon, Tyre, Byblos, with a major city-state in Tunisia - Carthage)…
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They traded dyestuffs (Tyrian purple), salt, cedar logs, perfume, cloth, and glass trinkets. As they expanded their trade west through the Mediterranean and east to Mesopotamia, they engaged in carriage trade, ie shipping other peoples' produce for them, which extended their trade goods to include g…
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The original inhabitants of Sicily were over-run by the Indo-European Sicels, who were not Phoenician. Sicily was colonised by the surplus population of mainland Greece, who were shipped there to relieve the problems they were creating in their home cities. These Greek cities were established ar…
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The role of women in Phoenicia was significant. They were able to be equal counterparts to the males and some of them actually became high priestesses and monarchs.
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LAST NIGHT!Whoever left the response above, please be serious! Answers like yours is why students like myself are not allowed to use this site for a reference when writting a paper. To properly answer the question at hand, according to James W. Lowen (author of Lies My Teacher Told Me) the Phoenicia…
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Phoenician slaves were the rowers on the ships, worked the farms and in the houses and public works.
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Phoenicia, the coastal area of present day Syria/Lebanon, with a major centre of Carthage in today's Tunisia.
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they were one of the first armies
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Two important developments of the Phonecians were the alphabet and trading. I hope this helps!
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They did a lot! One invention is the alphabet. Many people think that the Greeks did that, but really the Phoenicians did, and later, the Greeks adopted the Phoenicians alphabet and changed it. That's the alphabet we use today!
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In today's Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and in Carthage in Tunisia.
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phoenicia is the old name of Lebanon
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It is the first alphabet, adopted and adapted by the Greeks and Romans, and is the basis of our alphabet today. It took hold because it gave an accurate and economical alternative to the cumbersome pictograms and syllabic writings which it replaced.
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It was a group of independent Semitic city-states in modern day Lebanon, western Syria and northern Palestine plus Carthage in Tunisia, and have been replaced today by those countries. The Phoenicians were very successful sea traders in the first century BCE, going a far as Britain where they brough…
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The Phoenicians invented the alphabet that was used for the Latin language, the same alphabet that we use today. An alphabet is a collection of letters used to represent basic sounds of a language.
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Tyre was the leading Phoenician city
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Phoenicians traded embroidered cloth,wood,carvings,glasswore
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Most Phoenicians were poor and thus led a pastoral life (leading sheep and goats around the side of a hill for meager wages). Richer Phoenicians were actively engaged in trade and commerce. Imagine something similar to a farmer's market.
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They settled on the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, where Lebanon, Syria, and Israel are today. They also established trading stations around the Mediterranean, and one of these - Carthage - grew into a city and colonizer itself.
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It provided a much superior alternative to the cumbersome and inaccurate pictograms and syllabic writings, was adapted for Greek and Latin, and so the basis for today's alphabets.
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The Phoenician civilization came from the so called "people of the sea", of unknown origin, that arrived in ships, first in the region that today is Palestine and Israel, about 20 centuries b.c. and, by conquering the land from the Egiptian's. founded a kind of state that later derived into the Fili…
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Technically no. It the Egyptians. But the Phoenicians were the first to use a purely alphabetic system, whereas the Egyptians mixed their alphabet symbols with other glyphs representing whole words.
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The Phoenicians made their living by their geographic location. they lived by the sea and became sailors and ship builders. The soil was poor for farming, but the mountainous land provided the timber needed to build ships. They also had trade routes from Asia to The middle east. (:
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They bartered their product for goods they needed. - NovaNET
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They traded their purple dye, glasswear, and silk and other materians
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They were Indo-European nomads from the east who moved into the coast of Lebanon/Syria and settled on land they took over.
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An ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean, in modern day lebanon.
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There is some disagreement about where the Phoenicians cames from, although the most widely accepted theory is that they came from the shores of the Erythraean (Dead) Sea.
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Phoenicia was an ancient civilization centered in the north of ancient Canaan, with its heartland along the coastal region of modern day Lebanon. Phoenician civilization was an enterprising maritime trading culture that spread across the Mediterranean. They were not considered Arabs for their langu…
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The phoenician believed in kings Phoenicia was based upon independent city states, and eventually, colonies as far away as in Spain. Every main city was ruled by a king, who had to cooperate with strong representatives of merchant families. http://lexicorient.com/e.o/phoenicia.htm It is…
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An alphabetic system of writing which was adapted by Greek and Roman writing, and forms the basis of the common alphabet we use today. It replaced the old scripts which were symbols representing syllables and far less efficient, flexible and communicative than the Phoenician-based scripts.
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The Phoenicians were merchants and colonizers, but they were never warriors. All societies that dont have a strong warrior culture are destined to fall.
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Modern day Leabanon
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the phoenician contributed to our history by coming up with the alphebet
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the jobs are dye painting, ship building, and something else
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they learn how to navagate them selves using the stars and sun
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The three main trading centers were the cities of Tyre, Sidon, and Carthage, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
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their alphabet
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An ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean, in modern day lebanon.
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Tyre and Sidon. Carthage is one too but it is not located on the map.
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The Cedar trees of Lebanon.
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the Phoenicians where divided into three classes that citizens of phoenicia were divided into. social class was the top class which included priests, government officials, and land owners. the middle class included merchants, cratsfpeople, farmers, and fishermen. the working class included slaves an…
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The Phoenician people in the 9th Century BCE.
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It was the first purely phonetic writing system in the history of humanity (as far as we know). It was an alphabet of only 22 letters, compared to the thousands of symbols required to read Egyptian or Sumerian.
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The Phoenicians first traded their surplus produce, then moved on to add the 'carriage trade'. shipping other peoples' produce for them, having developed a cargo fleet and warships to protect their sea trading.
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Answer The alphabet. The ancient Greeks had lost the use of their old alphabet, known as linear-B, during the Greek Dark Ages. When Greece began to emerge from the Dark Ages, it adopted and modified the Phoenician alphabet. The Romans, in turn, adopted and modified the Greek alphabet, to become…
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the accomplishments of the Phoenicians is i don't know you motherbleepers hahaha im trying to find out myself
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They created the alphabet so they could have a source of communication. They had this source of communication to communicate with other religions such as the Greek who had a similar alphabet.
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The trading and seafaring skills of the Phoenicians result in a network of colonies, spreading westwards through the Mediterranean. The first is probably Citium, in Cyprus, established in the 9th century BC
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The Phoenicians were called "carriers of civilization because they spread Middle Eastern civilization around the Mediterranean.
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The Phoenicians invented alphabetic writing and purple dye from shellfish.
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They found snails that produced purple dye, and they sold it. They also had large cedar forests, and dyed the cedar logs with the purple dye that they got from the snails. They sold both things, many times successfully, and that's how they gained their wealth and power.
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On the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea in the area of present-day Syria and Lebanon.
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An ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean, in modern day Lebanon, with a major city of Carthage 2,200 km to the west in Tunisia.
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The Phoenicians were called the "carriers of civilization" because they spread Middle Eastern civilization around the Mediterranean. Their superb navigation and shipbuilding skills helped them spread their ideas around the sea. The location of the Phoenicians helped them as well. By being located a…
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Tyre, Sidon were the largest.
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The Phoenician alphabet is the oldest verified consonantal alphabet, dating to approximately 1200 BCE. The alphabet was used by the ancient civilization of Phoenicia and through their traveling and colonization came to widespread use. The Phoenician alphabet consisted of 22 letters, many of which fo…
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The Phoenicians gained their wealth and power by Trading at Marketplaces and bazaars.
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The Latin word for the Phoenicians is Poeni. The adjectival form is Punicus. This is the source of our word "Punic", as in the "Punic Wars" fought between Rome and Carthage. Carthage which was originally a Phoenician colony.
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The Phoenician Alphabet was a phonetic system with 22 letters that represent consonants. The Cuneiform system used pictographs to represent entire words and concepts, and had many thousands of characters.
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They lived in modern leban. some of the cities were simya, beryto, bybol, tyre, and sidon. the time period they lived in was 1200 b.c.-200 b.c.
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They are two different nations, with different religions and languages. The Phoenicians were a Canaanite (Hamitic) people and remained idolaters, while the Hebrews are Semites (see Genesis ch.10), and according to tradition became monotheistic from the time of Abraham onward. An historical view: …
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The Phoenicians were successful, because since the lebanese mountains were a natural barrier, they looked to the sea to expand. The Phoenicians founded colonies on several islands, because those are easiest to protect. Also, the colonies proved useful to stock goods, and to escape to in time of war.…
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Like the Greeks, they based their own alphabet on it.
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is it the Hebrews i belive
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The beginning of the end came in 702 BC, when the Assyrians conquered all of Phoenicia except Tyre, which resisted for thirty years. Heres a link if you need more information: http://xenohistorian.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/the-phoenicians/
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food
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Phoenicia was the name given to a collection of independent city-states, so there was no capital.
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teh got thier food by trade they were known as the sea somthings i forget but the did trade so i think
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Work in the fields, at home or business activity, trading at home and abroad. fighting off enemies, raising families, enjoying whatever leisure they could fit in amongst the previous activities.
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i do not know how would i know if i ask the question
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they established an alphabet
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The Phoenicians were a Semitic people that built a sea trading civilization in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. By trading overseas, they developed colonies all over the Mediterranean Sea. They built a powerful commercial empire in North Africa called Carthage.
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Nobody knows, but it is assumed that they were the original inventors of the concept.
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no i don't think that the Phoenicians made the first coins because the Phoenicians were not the first to start trading things.
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The Phoenicians use the sea for trade because the alternative - slow 1 ton carts was impossibly over distances greater than 60 km, and their trade distances were in 1,000s of km.
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The Phoenicians are About 100 to 0BC
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The Mediterranean climate zone.
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something.look it up some where else
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Their alphabet became the basis of modern writing.
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they grew corn
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The Phoenicians worshipped a triad of deities, each having different names and attributes depending upon the city in which they were worshipped, although their basic nature remained the same. The primary god was El, protector of the universe, but often called Baal. The son, Baal or Melqart, symboliz…
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they used marked coins first
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Growing grains, fruit, vegetables.
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Phoenician did women play the card game 400 and did their kids.
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There are 3 major ones, the creation of an alphabet later adopted by the Greeks and developed into many modern alphabets. They found and navigated the North Star. Last but not least, they created the first see through glass. But as personal "acheivements" or "medals" to be very proud of, the Phoenic…
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The Phoenicians discovered that crushed shellfish( the specific shellfish is the murex) oozed a fabulous wine-colored goop. Cloth soaked in this substance turned shades ranging from deep pink to rich purple. Royalty soon chose purple as their favorite hue, so every king and queen needed purple dye!
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Grains, fruit, vegetables, fodder.
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Trading and inventing an alphabet.
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in byblos lebanon,in lebanon Around 1200 B.C, the scribes of Byblos developed an alphabetic phonetic script, the precursor of our modern alphabet. By 800 B.C., it had traveled to Greece, changing forever the way man communicated. the earliest form of the Phoenician alphabet found to date is the insc…
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Phoenician of course, a sub-set of the Semitic language group which includes Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic...
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