Levant

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published on 28 April 2011

Levant is the name applied widely to the eastern Mediterranean coastal lands of Asia Minor and Phoenicia (modern-day Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon). In a wider sense, the term can be used to encompass the entire coastline from Greece to Egypt. The Levant is part of the Fertile Crescent and was home to some of the ancient Mediterranean trade centers, such as Ugarit, Tyre, and Sidon. It is the homeland of the Phoenician civilization.


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Crabben, J. V. D. (2011, April 28). Levant. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/levant/

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Levant." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 28, 2011. https://www.ancient.eu/levant/.

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Levant." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 28 Apr 2011. Web. 24 Nov 2017.

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