Phoenician ships were famous for their resistance to sea storms, and the phoenician fleet was involved in many military campaigns, as part of alliances made by the phoenician kings or as mercenaries (egyptians used many times the phoenician fleet for this purpose. Phoenicia: phoenicia, ancient region corresponding to modern lebanon, with adjoining parts of modern syria and israel its inhabitants, the phoenicians, were notable merchants, traders, and colonizers of the mediterranean in the 1st millennium bce. The route would take phoenicia from syria down to egypt, through the suez canal and clockwise around africa - down the east coast of africa, around the cape of good hope, up through the atlantic to the azores, to gibraltar and then across the mediterranean back to syria. Its origins can be thought to have been with the zanclean flood of 533 million years ago, described in more detail under mediterranean basin two of the first commonly noted human civilizations began near the eastern mediterranean sea. The phoenicians at the western end of the fertile crescent, along the mediterranean sea, was a land known as phoenicia they were not powerful, but they were a trade- based society 3.
The mediterranean sea is a symbol of creativity, of the search for the meaning of life and for wisdom, and of the love of people and nature this sea has always been an environment that has bred outstanding people who have made remarkable contributions to the development of history in philosophy, art, music, literature, science and technology. The narrow land between the mediterranean sea and the lebanon mountains between tyre in the south and arvad in the north new testament phoenicia reached south to dor great forest land enabled the people to build ships and become the dominant seafaring nation. The heartland of the phoenician empire consisted of a narrow coastal strip between the lebanon mountains and the mediterranean sea, a slightly extended version of modern lebanon the phoenicians who lived along this coastline explored and colonized far away lands. The land of purple the word phoenician is what the ancient greeks called the semitic inhabitants of the eastern mediterranean coastlandphoenician comes from the greek word for a brilliant.
The area around the western mediterranean (carthage, western sicily, southern sardinia) is littered with burials of sacrificed children, but in truth, the practice was commonplace in the phoenician cities all over the levant. Persia is not a sea power and is land locked in asia minor and on the east mediterranean coast with a formidable array of soldiers from many nations the phoenicians, on the other hand, have the fleets, the navigators, the seamen and the know-how. Colonization of the mediterranean in the ninth century b ce, the phoenicians of lebanon began to explore and colonize parts of the western mediterranean, including the coast of north africa, southern and eastern spain, and the islands of sicily and sardinia. Lebanon is bounded to the north and east by syria, to the south by israel, and to the west by the mediterranean sea lebanon encyclopædia britannica, inc relief. The eastern mediterranean is the first region to develop extensive maritime trade, first between egypt and minoan crete and then - in the ships of the intrepid phoenicians - westwards through the chain of mediterranean islands and along the north african coast.
Phoenicia is a mediterranean civilization which stretched across the coast of lebanon, syria and, later, as far as carthage their name is derived from their main export: a rare purple dye their name is derived from their main export: a rare purple dye. Phoenicia, phoeniciansnames(a) the greek name phoinike (phoinix) is first mentioned by homer, and is subsequently well attested in the writings of greek historians who consistently refer it to the eastern mediterranean coast in homer, phoenician is synonymous with sidonian. The punic wars were important to rome because by defeating carthage, rome became the dominant force in the western mediterranean area.
The east mediterranean coast is key in the understanding of the earliest human migrations of the first stock that left africa the phoenician culture is one of the earliest cultures to flourish on these shores, and therefore, is also key in shaping such an understanding. As a result of their expansion throughout the basin of the mediterranean sea and the coast of the atlantic ocean, they were the first multinational global culture in history they covered the middle east, northern africa, the south and west of europe and the surrounding islands. The phoenician culture originated in the eastern mediterranean region of the levant (southern syria, lebanon and northern israel) in the 2nd millennium bce (although this area had been settled since the neolithic period.
Phoenician trade was founded on the tyrian purple dye, a violet-purple dye derived from the shell of the murex sea-snail, once profusely available in coastal waters of the eastern mediterranean sea but exploited to local extinction. Phoenicia (foh-nee-shee-ah) phoenicia is the greek name for the country and people living on the coast of syria in ancient times at the east end of the mediterranean sea. Phoenicia was an ancient civilization centered in the north of ancient canaan, with its heartland along the coastal plains of what is now lebanonphoenician civilization was an enterprising maritime trading culture that spread across the mediterranean during the first millennium bce. The origin of the sea peoples is founded on my publication 'the early minoan colonization of spain' it looks at the evidence that points to a series of catastrophic events in the western mediterranean during the bronze age which culminated in the final and utter collapse of the myceneaen colonial power of the el argar in spain in about 1350 bc.
The phoenicians excelled among the trading nations of the east they came from phoenicia consisting of a federation of various cities on the eastern mediterranean coast, now largely lebanon. More often it refers to the heart of the territory where the great phoenician cities, notably tyre and sidon, stood (corresponding roughly to the coast of present-day lebanon) origins at the dawn of history in the middle east, a people speaking a semitic language moved westward and occupied a very narrow coastal strip of the e mediterranean. The trading empire of the phoenicians which spread across most of the eastern mediterranean sea as far west as sicily origin: from phoenice 'phoenicia', learned borrowing from φοινίκη, from φοίνικι 'phoenicians', from po-ni-ki-jo , from fnḫw 'canaanites, syrians.