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The Mediterranean Sea has spawned many civilizations through history The Phoenicians which originated around 1200 BCE is one example Despite the rather small size of this civilization its impact on our world has been considerable Being a seafaring nation the Phoenicians established colonies all over the Mediterranean area including the present-day cities of Carthage and Tripoli As notable traders they shared cultures with many nations which allowed their invention of the alphabet to spread throughout Eurasia The Phoenician Empire continued to evolve until its eventual incorporation into the Persian and Macedonian Empires around 400 BCE Phoenicia is an ancient region lying on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea The Empire peaked at around 1000 BCE and developed until around 700 BCE Phoenicia now known as Lebanon Syria and Israel was naturally isolated from other civilizations by the Lebanon Mountains in the east and the great sea on the west The small region stretched about 320 kilometers long and about 25 kilometers wide This geographical isolation gave the Phoenicians enough protection to evolve into a strong nation while giving it the freedom to trade and explore across the Mediterranean Although little is known about the ancient civilization it is known that the government was at least in part a monarchy Royalty was considered a matter of divine descent so kings could not be chosen outside of the royal family The merchant families also held much power in Phoenicia due to their great influence in public affairs Although the name Phoenicia implies that the civilization was a unified state the nation consisted of separate city-kingdoms Each Phoenician City was considered independent from one another and was ruled by its own king Phoenicians were known as the most distinguished seafaring traders and merchants of the ancient world In fact they called themselves Kenaani or Canaanites which is Hebrew for Merchant They established trading colonies all over the Mediterranean Sea including Carthage Simyra Zarephath Byblos and
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