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Unformatted text preview: Major cities Tyre and Sidon Land extended from S. Syria to S. Lebanon, or Tarsus to Giza Never formed a single nation Known for: trading routes, mastery of sea, Carthage (founded approx. 1800 BC), (Traded in: silk, metalwork, jewelry, glass), red/purple dye, (alphabet phonetic alphabet, where our alphabet comes from) Prosperous people from all the trading, Aramaeans : Semi-nomadic people, from northest of Syrian desert, settled on fringes of that desert Become prominent because of proximity to other important groups language is adopted by many people a common language Language becomes common language of Ancient Near East Used the Phoenician alphabet No empires, no great kings, no conquering Famous for what they pass on rather than what they impose...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course HIST 1024 taught by Professor Becker during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '08