Phoenician Oblelisk from Cyprus
The finely carved inscription on this obelisk dates to the 4th century BCE. The obelisk was set up in a cemetery at the Phoenician colony of Kition in Cyprus by a certain Arish in memory of his parent; his father Parz, who is said to have...
Evolution of the Phoenician Alphabet
The Phoenician alphabet and its equivalents in four modern alphabets. From left to right: Latin, Greek, Phoenician, Hebrew, Arabic. Legend: In the middle column you'll find the original Phoenician letters, with their modern equivalents in...
Two Phoenician coloured glass vessels. 5th-3rd century BCE. (Museum kunst Palast, Dusseldorf)
Sarcophagus of Ahiram
The Sarcophagus of Ahiram, king of Byblos, bearing the oldest inscription of the Phoenician alphabet, which reads: "Coffin which Ittobaal, son of Ahiram, king of Byblos, made for Ahiram, his father, when he placed him in the 'house of...
Phoenician Religious Sacrifice
A scene depicting a bird sacrifice, a common practice in the Phoenician religion. From the sarcophagus of Ahiram, king of Byblos. 10th century BCE. (Beirut National Museum)
The sarcophagus of Eshmunazar II, king of the Phoenician city of Sidon in the 5th century BCE. (Louvre, Paris)
Mycenean Greece and the Orient about 1450 BC
Mycenean Greece and the Orient about 1450 BC. Inset: Reference Map of the Nile Delta.
Phoenician Ship in a Storm
Artist's rendition of a Phoenician ship at sea during a storm. The Phoenicians were a great maritime people and often adorned their ships with horses' heads to honour Yamm, their god of the sea. Although Yamm could raise the seas to sink...
Coffin of the Lycian
A coffin found in Sidon by Hamdy Bey. It's today in the Istanbul museum
Fleeing Phoenician Queen
This gypsum fragment shows a Phoenician queen holding a baby, fleeing in a boat from the invading Assyrian army. It was once part of limestone relief at the Throne room I of Sennacherib's palace at Nineveh. From the South-West Palace, Nineveh...