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1 December, 2023 - 01:00
How Carthage Became One of History’s Greatest Empires (Video)
Carthage's rise, often eclipsed by its tragic fall during the Punic Wars against Rome, unfolds as a tale of strategic brilliance and adaptability. Founded in modern-day Tunisia , the city...
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24 January, 2022 - 22:00
The Influence of Mythology on the Mind of Alexander the Great
History regularly describes Alexander the Great as a general who either imitated or communed with mythical gods and heroes throughout his campaigns and conquests. In fact, the mythological was often...
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9 September, 2020 - 16:21
Ancient Engineering: The Art Of Siege Warfare
The word ‘siege‘ conjures up imagery of high wooden towers attacking thick stone castle walls, but in the ancient world sieges also required extreme engineering prowess. Innovations in attack...
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11 April, 2019 - 00:04
Finding Canaan: Ancient Roots of the Lost Phoenician Civilization
Of all the seafaring civilizations who, to our knowledge, first explored the vast oceans, none are more mysterious than the ancient Phoenicians. How far did their voyages take them? What lands did...
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17 March, 2019 - 17:54
Dido of Carthage, Mediterranean Princess Turned African Queen
Dido, known also as Elissa in some sources, is a legendary queen who is credited with the founding of Carthage. The legend of Queen Dido is found in Greek and Roman sources, the best-known of which...
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31 May, 2017 - 13:57
2,400-Year-Old Goddess Statues Found Dumped in Ancient City on Lebanon’s Coast
Polish archaeologists studying the ancient city of Porphyreon in Lebanon have pieced together the broken parts of ceramic heads to remake what they think are statues of goddesses. One of the 2,400-...
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11 December, 2016 - 14:55
Inscribed Curse on the Sarcophagus of King Ahiram Displays Earliest Use of Phoenician Alphabet
The Sarcophagus of King Ahiram (spelled also as Ahirom) is an incredible monument that was unearthed in Lebanon. As its name suggests, the sarcophagus belonged to a king by the name of Ahiram, who...
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13 October, 2016 - 03:46
Phoenicians: Creating what is now known as the Alphabet
A-B-C-D-E-F-G ... This famous sequence of letters known to much of the world dates back to the 16th century BC. A fairly small group of traders and merchants known as the Phoenicians created the...
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15 August, 2016 - 21:49
The Rosetta Stone of Malta: Cippi of Malta Offers Key to Decoding the Phoenician Language
Malqart was considered lord over life and death; he was the chief deity of Tyre. His temple was the site of two major festivals and believed to have been the inspiration for the renowned Temple of...
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26 January, 2015 - 12:46
The Phoenician city of Tyre - A rich history of industry, mythology and conflict
According to tradition, the city of Tyre was founded in 2750 B.C., and is considered one of the world’s oldest metropolises. For much of its history, Tyre has played an important role in the region...
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