By: Ali, Eden, Sarah, Jerry, and Jarrette
Jerry and Jarrette's geographer notes on Phoenicia
Also, since they were located in the Fertile Crescent, they had great land for grazing animals and for growing crops to support their civilization. They in fact were geographically lucky because they had most of the resources to thrive as a civilization. The tide was also on their side so they could use the ocean to colonize other areas in the world to spread and conquer new territories and land. Today, some of the remains of this awesome civilizations can be found in modern day Cyprus, Spain, northern Africa and mainly Lebanon parts of Syria and Israel. The weather there is still like it was back then, sunny and hot in the summers and mild in the winter
History of the Purple People
Known as the seafarers, the Phoenicians sailed into the Mediterranean Sea from the Persian Gulf. Although the former settlement of the Phoenicians is unknown, they descended from the Canaanites (Bronze Age, 3000-1200 H.C.). They ended up in what is now Assyria on the east of the Mediterranean Gulf.
Because Phoenicia had so many attackers throughout their reign, they had many influences, first were the Israelites, who actually were allies with Tyre (Phoenicia), in about 1000 B.C. After their only friends, the bombard of attackers followed their small fortune. Persia (538 B.C.), Alexander the Great (332 B.C.), Mesopotamia (9 B.C.), and the Romans in 630 A.D. all attacked and conquered Phoenicia at some time.
As well as many enemies, the Phoenicians also had a couple of allies. At the bud of the civilization, the Egyptians were helping them (3000 B.C.). Phoenicians began trading and that quickly had a large affect on their reputation and resources. With these upgrades, they gradually started resisting the conquerors.
Some specific events that changed the civilization was their ally in about 1000 B.C. King Hiriam of Tyre (Phoenicia) was had a series of letters that were to King Solomon of Israel. The ally ship gave the Phoenicians more strength against some of the enemy countries and in wars. It also gave them a sustainable trading country, which gave them specific resources which were useful.
Ali's Anthropologist Notes
Sarah's paragraph of achrceoligy
Also, what about the color purple? Did you know that the color purple meant royalty or worthiness? Only the richest people in Phoenicia could afford the dye made from this purple sea slug because it was so hard to get from the ocean. After all they didn't have wet suits. They made this purple die by crushing up the slug and its shell. this was also some of the difficulty of getting its dye.
Fun fact: originally the Egyptians
Developed glass making and
Blowing but the glass always
Came out foggy, and smeared.
:) Good thing the Phoenicians
Were there to help! They took
And used different type of
Sand to melt and blew it in
Different ways. So in doing that
Hey improved glass work for us.