By Cheyenne Young


Phoenicia was an ancient civilization comprised of independent city-states which lay along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea stretching through what is now Syria, Lebanon and northern Israel.


Phoenician religion was polytheistic and their gods required continual sacrifices to forestall disaster.No significant Phoenician temple has yet been discovered, but most of their ancient cities lie buried under modern cities.


Phoenician artisans were skilled in wood, ivory, and metalworking, as well as textile production.Phoenician art served many purposes which include religious, trade or others but was meant to appeal to a visual impact and communicate ideas.