The Phoenicians were ancient people who prospered on the coast of the Levant (eastern Mediterranean). They represented a confederation of maritime city-states rather than a defined country. However, they experienced some unity at some time, an ancient prototype of later Greece and the modern United States. Phoenician expert and best-selling Lebanese author Karim El Koussa elaborates on the secrets of Phoenicia with the author, Researcher and Filmmaker Jay Weidner.
By Arthur Blok
Their major cities were Tyre, Sidon, and Byblos. All independent, competing cities, unlike the neighbouring inland states. It remains unclear what the Phoenicians called themselves, though it may have been the ancient term Canaanite, from kana’a, “to settle”. Some say the name Phoenician used to describe these people in the first millennium B.C., is a Greek invention, but El Koussa believes the name Phoenicia comes from Enoch, Phenok, the Phoenix.
The Phoenicians were ancient people who once ruled the Mediterranean. Despite little being known about them, as very few of their inscriptions have survived, their legacy has had an enormous impact on the world, which is still felt today.
The Phoenicians were renowned as excellent sailors and used their expertise to trade across the Mediterranean. One of the most notable signs of their trade activity is the establishment of Carthage in present-day Tunisia.
The Phoenicians made numerous contributions to human civilization. The most notable was the Phoenician alphabet, the ancestor of many other alphabets used today.
El Koussa: “Jay Weidner is a well-known researcher and filmmaker. I was introduced to him years ago via Johnny Enoch, who interviewed me recently about my work. Over the years, we became friends. This is the first time he interviewed me.”
The Lebanese author explained that Weidner strongly believes that the Phoenicians were the pioneers of everything. “He interviewed me about their mysteries, secrets and other remarkable things we remind them of.”
Soon Jay Weidner also participated in the Phoenix Oracle: a new series that El Koussa started filming based on his bestselling books for a UK-based Entertainment Production House.
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