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According to ancient classical authors, the Phoenicians were a people who occupied the coast of the Levant (eastern Mediterranean). Their major cities were Tyre, Sidon, Byblos, and Arwad. All were fiercely independent, rival cities and, unlike the neighboring inland states, the Phoenicians represented a confederation of maritime traders rather than a defined country


The Phoenicians (1500–300 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Angry protesters burn tyres during protest demonstration of traders community against electricity load-shedding at Gulberg area in Lahore on Friday, May 11, 2012.

Pictures of the day: 9 December 2015

Local traders and transporters burn tyres and block the highway between Pakistan and Afghanistan to protest their treatment at the hands of custom and security forces

Trade Beads: Hebron Beads combined a combination of bronze and brass beads. Beadmakers apparently emigrated from Tyre in the Mediterranean to Hebron, near Jerusalem , after the twelfth century. They made beads there using the salts of the Dead Sea as their alkali. The beads were very popular in Egypt and in sub-Saharian Africa during and after Middle Ages. | Turkana Collection Designs


The"round ships" or "hippo" ships typical of the the 8th century BCE. these ships were the mainstay of the trade and transport fleet of the kings of Tyre-Sidon


Musthafa Traders in New No.84 Anna Salai, Chennai, India