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Trade Beads: Hebron Beads combined a combination of bronze and brass beads. Beadmakers apparently emigrated from Tyre in the Mediterranean to Hebron, near Jerusalem , after the twelfth century. They made beads there using the salts of the Dead Sea as their alkali. The beads were very popular in Egypt and in sub-Saharian Africa during and after Middle Ages. | Turkana Collection Designs


The Phoenicians (1500–300 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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Q Files Encyclopedia | The Phoenicians were Mediterranean traders active between 1,500 and 300 BCE. They founded the cities of Sidon and Tyre on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in modern day Lebanon. They were descended from the Canaanites and became known as Phoenicians - from the Greek word phoinos which means red, after the reddish purple dye they traded. The Phoenicians founded city-states, each of which was independent but might enter into alliances with others.


Purple is always such a popular colour however I didn't know that it's elite status comes from rarity and cost of the dye that was originally used to produce it. It came from the Phoenician trading city of Tyre (now Lebanon) and fabric traders got the dye from a small mollusc only found in that region. More than 9000 molluscs were needed to create just one gram of Tyrian purple! {Now wouldn't that be a good trivia question!} Since only wealthy rulers could afford to buy it purple became…

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The"round ships" or "hippo" ships typical of the the 8th century BCE. these ships were the mainstay of the trade and transport fleet of the kings of Tyre-Sidon


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Phoenician ship (replica) - The Phoenicians were a people who occupied the coast of the Levant (eastern Mediterranean). Their major cities were Tyre, Sidon, Byblos, and Arwad. All were fiercely independent, rival cities and, unlike the neighboring inland states, the Phoenicians represented a confederation of maritime traders rather than a defined country. What the Phoenicians actually called themselves is unknown, though it may have been the ancient term Canaanite.