9 February, 2017 By Anthony B. Kantara
Making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.
The Phoenicians invented the original alphabet which consisted of 22 letters. The Greeks later adopted it and added 4 more, all of which we use today.
How else could you be able to quantify the number of people who love you? JK.
The Phoenicians invested numbers which look like what we call the “Roman Numerals” today. They created the alphabet and number system for the sole purpose of being able to record information about their trades.
There is evidence that proves the presence of the Phoenicians in modern day America – before Christopher Colombus discovered it.
It was extremely expensive and time-consuming to produce the purple color. Only the very wealthy were able to afford it. That is why we associate the purple color with royalty
Some suggest they became Christian before the Jews even converted.
Phoenicianism is the belief that Lebanese are of Phoenician descent and not of Arab descent.
Much like most Lebanese today, Pythagoras was born abroad to a Phoenician father. I know we’re not a big fan of mathematics, but we should still accept him as one of our own.. after all, he’s quite the genius.
The famous story in the Bible of King Solomon using our cedar trees to build his temple in Jerusalem.
Phoenicia spanned the entire coast of the Mediterranean sea. However, it grew through trading and setting up trading posts and not by conquering. The Phoenicians very rarely went to war – and when they did, it was to defend one of their city-states.
It comes from the Greek word “Phoinikes” for Tyranian Purple – referring to the purple dye manufactured and used in Tyre. We actually don’t know what they called themselves.
Sidon, Byblos and Tyre are ancient Phoenician cities located in Lebanon – where people have been living for thousands of years… Making them among the oldest in the World.
Phoenician glassworkers invented the glass blowing skills.
Before, sailors wouldn’t go far out into the sea. Rather, they stayed close to the coast. The Phoenicians revolutionized this by sailing out far into the sea which has lead to the success of their trading.
They used the North Star to help them navigate. It was referred to as the “Phoenician Star” up until the 19th century.