Carthage: Fact and Myth
Every empire has a cultural rival that both terrifies and fascinates the populace. During Rome's tenure as a Mediterranean...
Coffin of the Lycian
A coffin found in Sidon by Hamdy Bey. It's today in the Istanbul museum
Cradles of Civilization: Part 1
Part one of Dr. David Neiman's nine-part lecture outlines the rise of the earliest civilizations in the Near East geographically...
The sarcophagus of Eshmunazar II, king of the Phoenician city of Sidon in the 5th century BCE. (Louvre, Paris)
Evolution of the Phoenician Alphabet
The Phoenician alphabet and its equivalents in four modern alphabets. From left to right: Latin, Greek, Phoenician, Hebrew...
Faces of Ancient Near Eastern Women
This video is a slideshow of pictures of various artifacts and artworks that detail the visage of ancient Near Eastern...
Fleeing Phoenician Queen
This gypsum fragment shows a Phoenician queen holding a baby, fleeing in a boat from the invading Assyrian army. It...
Go West, O Tyre, Go West
This week we follow the Phoenicians to the western extremity of their trade network and colonization. While it is difficult...
Greek & Phoenician Colonies
Greek (Red) and Phoenician (Yellow) colonization between the 8th and the 6th century BC. German placenames.
Greek and Phoenician Colonization
Both the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians extensively colonized vast areas of Europe, along the Mediterranean and Black...