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

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

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!

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!

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

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

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

Gilded bronze cuirass, Phoenician, Ksour-es-Sal Tunisia 3rd century, Musee du Bardo Tunis Tunisia

Gilded bronze cuirass, Phoenician, Ksour-es-Sal Tunisia 3rd century, Musee du Bardo Tunis Tunisia

Greek Alphabet Greek civilization laid the foundation for many of the accomplishments of the western world. the Greeks took the Phoenician or North Semitic alphabet and changed five consonants to vowels. Greeks applied geometric structure and order to the uneven Phoenician characters, converting them into art forms of great harmony and beauty. greeks developed Boustrophedon writing method-for every other line reads in the opposite direction.

Greek Alphabet Greek civilization laid the foundation for many of the accomplishments of the western world. the Greeks took the Phoenician or North Semitic alphabet and changed five consonants to vowels. Greeks applied geometric structure and order to the uneven Phoenician characters, converting them into art forms of great harmony and beauty. greeks developed Boustrophedon writing method-for every other line reads in the opposite direction.

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