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On a map of the ancient Mediterranean world, locate Greece, Asia Minor, Crete, Phoenicia, the Aegean, and the Red Sea. On a modern map, locate Greece, Crete, Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria.


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Topics on this page:
Ancient Phoenicia
Modern Day Mediterranean World

Multimedia.pngClick here for a Prezi on modern-day Syria from the website Syria Deeply.

The Phoenician Empire was established in 1500 BCE, became dominant around 1000 BCE.

rotating gif.gifIts capital Tyre was conquered by Alexander the Great in 332 BCE. The Massachusetts Curriculum Framework dates the Phoenician Empire as c. 1000-300 BCE.

Go here for information on Tyre is a United Nations World Heritage Site.

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The map above shows the ancient world which includes Greece, Crete, Asia Minor (Labeled Anatolia / Persian Empire), the Red Sea, and the principal city-states of Phoenicia.



Phoenicia is unique in that its territory was not a piece of land with a perimeter, but a collection of coastal city-states.

The map to the left more clearly shows the principal cities of Phoenicia and the sea routes between them, as well as the Aegean Sea.



Click here to view a map that shows Phoenicia in relation to other nations of Ancient Canaan.









This map shows the Red Sea
This map shows the Red Sea

timeline2_rus.svg.pngThis website has an incredibly detailed timeline of Phoenician civilization to help put everything into perspective.




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The map on the left shows the modern-day Mediterranean Region,
which includes Greece, Crete, Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria.













Links:
http://plato-dialogues.org/tools/east_med.htm