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    city-states were all linked by their common ancestors, language, and writing.
    Their mutual interests were their trade arrangements, their customs, and their
    rituals and beliefs. Nevertheless, even though they were only a one or two day
    march from each other, they never were able to unite as a single power when
    they were attacked.

    TYRE, THE PURPLE DYE CENTER Tyre was the major region for the
    purple dye industry, which probably began as early as the 18th century B.C.
    The dye was carefully extracted, a few drops at a time from the murex, a
    shell-fish found in the waters off of Tyre and sidon. The process used to extract
    the fluid was so difficult and so expensive that only the rich could afford to buy
    the dyed fabric. It is because of this Phoenician fabric that we still use the
    expression "born in the purple" to mean one who is born rich.

    ON THE SEA The Mediterranean Sea allowed the Phoenicians to wander, to
    explore, and to discover. It was their link to a world that awaited their skill and
    their art. These fine merchants brought their dye, fabric, ceramics, glass, metals,
    wine, crops, and oil from port to port. They became the world's finest maritime
    nation. The Phoenicians were not only adventurous merchants but expert
    sailors and navigators as well. They colonized parts of Cyprus, Rhodes, and the
    Aegean Islands. Phoenician sailors journeyed east to the Black Sea and west to
    places such as Corinth, Thebes, Sardinia, Palermo, Marseille, Corsica, and
    Malta. They were known to have gone as far as Gibraltar and Cadiz in Spain.
    By about 1000 B.C., they had finally reached the Atlantic Ocean. The Greeks
    were influenced in their navigation by the Phoenicians, who taught them to sail
    by the North star. The Greeks have designs on their ships similar to those from
    Phoenician models.





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    i smell, 20/02:
    poop is awesome!!!!!

    mohamad, 03/02:
    the phoenicias is good

    nagger, 17/12:
    do your own project yu lazii person

    iwasthere, 07/12:
    i just want you people to do my project for me... is that so hard to do, well its not so just do .

    ttkathy, 18/10:
    i just wanted to know if they were the one who invented money

    retys, 29/09:
    so lesbos come from lebons

    farfs, 29/09:
    u all bore me talk bout something fun...like nuts, nuts are fun

    rasha, 21/04:
    phoenicia include the coasts of syria, lebanon, and palastine. NOT ONLY LEBANON

    Fadi, 29/08:
    the Phoenician cities are on the lebanese cost not on the syrian cost

    ceaser, 27/04:
    the phoenicians were cool people.

    Yoni Hallak, 22/09:
    A lost civilzation means a geographical land scape once been occupied by a people ceased to either exist or its people have perished. In the Phoenician case it simply got a new name, Lebanon. Get your fact straight.
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