The Phoenicians’ Commercial Civilization


As I’ve read history and looked for the origins of things, again and again I’ve found the Phoenicians waiting for me. The list of things that trace back to these people is truly amazing, including odd things you wouldn’t expect, such as the fact the Phoenicians played a major role in building the Temple of Solomon. (Sounds wild, but it’s in the Bible.) Slowly, I realized that these people played a crucial role in human history and are very seldom studied. This issue fixes that.



It’s especially fascinating that the people that brought us so many gifts lived in a commercial culture, not a war culture like most others.