The Phoenicians were an agricultural society when they firstsettled in the Lebanon area. However with the limited farmland anda growing population, they turned to trade to expand theireconomies.
It became the basis of Greek, Latin and today’s alphabet. Itreplaces cumbersome and less accurate pictographic and syllabicswriting forms.
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The eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Phoenicia in the Levant, with trading stations around theMediterranean. One became a city and then expanded into Spain -Carthage.
They had a process for preserving their aristocracy of immersingthem in oily liquid.
The purple dye from a sea snail was adopted by kings for theirrobes, and was much in demand – the colour was known as TyrianPurple after the Phoenician city of Tyre.
It was a series of independent city-states.
The Phoenician alphabet was adopted and adapted by Greeks andLatins, and flowed through into our writing today.