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Interesting Illustration of Phoenicians

Phoenicia >>> Superimposed over a map of the modern boundaries. I hadn't realised that Phoenicia extended into territories that are now part of Israel and Syria, as well as Lebanon. Now I know!

The ancestry of the Roman alphabet from Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs) to Semetic (early Hebrew) to Phoenician to Greek. (J, U, and W were late additions to the Roman alphabet.) The Ancient Egyptian name for their own writing system was "Metu Neter" - meaning divine speech. "Hieroglyphs" is a Greek word - "hieros" means "sacred", "glyph" means writing.

Comparison between Proto-Sinaitic, Phoenician, and Greek alphabets. This diagram displays several evolutionary steps of western alphabets.

3000 BCE stone carvings / relics of the Phoenician, Roman, Arab and Medieval Christian eras on the island of Malta / Gozo Museum of Archaeology

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Gilded bronze cuirass, Phoenician, Ksour-es-Sal, Tunisia, 3rd C. B.C., dates to the Punic Wars with Rome. Musee du Bardo, Tunis, Tunisia

The Phoenician Alphabet was developed in the 15th century. It only contains letters representing consonants, vowels are not used.