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Phoenicia ( UK /f ˈ n ɪʃ ə/ or US /fə ˈ ni ːʃ ə/ ; [2] from the Greek : Φοινίκη, Phoiníkē meaning the colour purple ; Arabic : ﺔﯿﻘﯿﻨﯿﻓ, Fīnīqīyah ) was an ancient Semitic thalassocratic civilization of unknown origin situated on the coastal part of the Fertile Crescent , on the coastline of what is now Lebanon , Israel , Jordan , Palestine and Syria , though some colonies reached the Western Mediterranean and even the Atlantic Ocean . The enterprising, sea-based Phoenician civilization spread across the Mediterranean between 1500 BC and 300 BC. Phoenicia is a Classical Greek term used to refer to the major export of the region, cloth dyed Tyrian purple from the Murex mollusc, and referred to the major Canaanite port towns, and it does not correspond exactly to a cultural identity that would have been recognised by the Phoenicians themselves. Their civilization was organized in
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  • Spring '08
  • Solomon
  • Phoenicia, Anatolia, sea-based Phoenician civilization, ​Classical Greek​ term, ​Canaanite​ port towns, politically independent unit

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