Phoenicians

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  • More than 2,500 years ago Phoenician mariners sailed to Mediterranean and southwestern European ports. The Phoenicians were the great merchants of ancient times. They sold rich treasures from many lands.
  • I am the queen of Tyre and we are facing a threat of the evil sea creatures.
  • Please don't destroy my city. We are the most skillful shipbuilders and navigators of our time. We work the silver mines of Spain.
  • GRRRR I guess navigation is important.
  • In the middle of the 10th century BC, Tyre assumed the leadership of all Phoenicia. Friendly relations were established with the Hebrews, and King Solomon sent to King Hiram of Tyre not only for materials but also for skilled workmen to build temples.
  • Well what kind of nation are you? you don't look too important to me
  • We the Phoenicians have a seafaring, manufacturing, and trading nation that is very important.
  • This form of writing was spread by the Phoenicians in their travels and influenced the Aramaic and Greek alphabets
  • We developed syllabic writing!
  • The chief divinities of the Phoenician religion were the god Baal and the goddess Astarte, or Ashtoreth. In times of great distress human sacrifices were offered to the god Moloch.
  • Here are our sacrifices so save us from the evil sea creature, god Moloch.
  • I appreciate these sacrifices i will help you from the evil water creatures.
  • Thank you!
  • I shall spare you city becuase of the wonderful things
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