Phoenicia >>> Superimposed over a map of the modern boundaries. I hadn't realised that Phoenicia extended into territories that are now part of Israel and Syria, as well as Lebanon. Now I know!
Phoenicians, the master traders and sailors of their time. Thanks! @justinsummey
The Phoenician Alphabet, circa 1400 BC.
A PHOENICIAN GOLD AND GARNET PENDANT, CIRCA 8TH/6TH CENTURY B.C.
Phoenician coin with alphabetic consonants (the Phoenician alphabet had NO vowels)
Gilded bronze cuirass, Phoenician, Ksour-es-Sal, Tunisia, 3rd C. B.C., dates to the Punic Wars with Rome. Musee du Bardo, Tunis, Tunisia
Bronze symbol of Tanit, the Phoenician Goddess found in 2014 at the Freres College dIg in Sidon, Lebanon. The artifacts are from various periods, the oldest is a public building from the 3rd millenium BCE.
Three bearded head pendants,protective amulets. Sand-core glass (4th-3rd BCE) from Carthage, Tunisia 6 cm
Hand denoting prayer? Note the 2 doves and petalled icon in the triangle section. Palm tree pattern on the body of caduceus.
Phoenician figurines from the Temple of Obelisks at Byblos, Lebanon, Gilded bronze (7th-8th BCE).