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Title: Life Of Phoenicians


1
Life Of Phoenicians
  • By David Rayford Mallyn Grace

2
Phoenicians Culture
  • The Phoenicians was famous for their purple dye
  • This dye made all the purple clothing they wore
  • Practiced child sacrifice
  • They shared cultures which allowed them to their
    invention of the alphabet to spread
  • Phoenicians were known as seafaring traders.

3
Phoenicians Government
  • Kingship appears to have been the oldest form of
    Phoenician government
  • Little was known about ancient civilization it is
    known that the government was at least a
    monarchy.

4
Religion
  • Phoenicians believed in many gods associated with
    nature.
  • They thought the goods met people on hills and
    under trees so they worshiped there
  • They then begin to built temples and they all
    had
  • Entrance hall
  • A main hall
  • A holy of holies

5
Phoenicians economics
  • Slaves were important to all wealthy societies.
  • People kidnapped boys and girls they needed for
    trade and for their own use.
  • The Phoenicians had sliver,iron,tin, and lead.
  • International trade in this period was limited in
    distances covered as well as in the quantity of
    products sold.
  • Because of their location, the Phoenicians were
    forced to trade to civilizations on the coast of
    the Mediterranean sea.
  • Their purple dye made from squid guts was their
    most traded material. (The dye on clothing)

6
Technology
  • The Phoenicians specialized in glass production.
  • One of the most important contributions to
    humanity was its 22 character alphabet.
  • The 22 character alphabet was used to represent
    the 22 different sounds.

7
Social Structures
  • The Kings and Queens were at the top
  • The priests were in the middle
  • The slaves and peasants were at the bottom.
  • Hammurabi was a king
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