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Phoenicians

The Phoenician Experience

in Phoenicia and Lebanon

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Phoenician ship

Phoenician ship.

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300,000 people now visit us each year to discover more about the Phoenicians who sailed from Lebanon into the pages of history.

Many intriguing subjects on the Phoenicians and the ancient Mediterranean are explored here, in these sections:

   BBC Program  (seen at right)

   Academic Papers & Research

   General Interest History

   Legends & Mythology

Academic Papers & Research

     Academic Overview

Provides the background and common thread that runs 

through all the papers

     Origin of Phoenicians

From a paper presented at

Queen Mary College in 

London

     The Minoans

From a paper presented at

California State University, 

Long Beach

     Sea Peoples                 

From a paper presented at

Al Akhawayn University in 

Ifrane, Morocco

     Punic Wars and Peace

From a paper presented at

Marquette University in 

Milwaukee


A remarkable book ----  

The experiences of the Phoenicians in the ancient Mediterranean are explored in rich detail and highly readable form in the book Phoenician Secrets

Drawing back the veil of secrecy surrounding the Phoenicians uncovers new glimpses of the early Lebanese people as well as Minoans, Greeks, Sea Peoples, Egyptians, Romans and other societies.

Sanford Holst is one of the world’s leading experts on the Phoenicians. He was elected a member of the prestigious Royal Historical Society for this work, and presents academic papers on the Phoenicians at universities around the world. 

This is a walk through the idyllic ancient Mediterranean you will always remember.

David Northrup, Ph.D:

"Thoroughly researched and clearly written…a welcome addition to all libraries.

Dany Chalhoub:

"There are few history books so compelling as to leave you wanting to read more. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. Mr. Holst has done a phenomenal job in writing as well as researching the Phoenicians. I have read other books about Phoenicians in the past and was never really impressed. This one has a special way of pulling everything together so that their accomplishments make sense." 

Phoenician Secrets is at Amazon-USA.

and at Amazon-UK.

The Phoenicians were the great sea-traders of the ancient Mediterranean, famous for cedar ships, the alphabet, purple cloth, Carthage, Hannibal and cities in Lebanon. Yet they also created a strong and unique society that interacted with the great societies of antiquity such as Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persia and others. 

General Interest History

Some of the most famous and a few of the lesser-known aspects of Phoenician life are explored in the pages below

     Phoenician Alphabet     

     Ancient Ships and Sea Trade   

     Carthage and Hannibal

     Ancient Mediterranean           

     Phoenicians ... Images        

     Phoenicia ... Greece and Rome

     Solomon's Temple           

     Knights Templar in Lebanon           

     Egypt, Pyramids & Cedar   

     Cedars of Lebanon

     Phoenician Colonies

     Byblos, Sidon and Tyre

     Beirut & Other Cities

     Lebanon Images

     Author

Phoenician Legends & Mythology

These are the immortal legends involving the Phoenician people, passed down from generation to generation among themselves and other ancient societies.  They tell of epic love, great men and noble women.

     Adonis                 

     Aphrodite             

     Isis and Osiris

     Europa                  

     Elissa                    

The journey begins here.  Regardless of how much you already know about the Phoenicians, you will almost certainly find something new.-

  

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The BBC made a documentary on the Phoenicians as part of its series titled "Ancient Worlds."

In this program Sanford Holst gave insights to the latest discoveries about the Phoenicians.

See details here:

BBC

Program