The Phoenicians: A Mysterious People

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The World's Great Civilisations. The Phoenicians: A Mysterious People. (1) using simple wooden ploughs, the Phoenicians cultivated the land; (2) By sea, they set up trade routes throughout the Mediterranean basin; (3) Herodotus records that, in North Africa, the Phoenicians would lay out their goods and allow the natives to examine them and leave behind gold in barter; (4) Phoenicians used the Polar Star for sea navigation and, for years, it was known to sailors as the Phoenician Star; (5) The Phoenicians became master ship builders possessing both a merchant and military (6) fleet.

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