(Lebanon : Syria)
Boats - advanced
Colonies along Med
Main colony at Carthage
Rich because of trade in Mediterranean
Timber -> shellfish to make purple die
+22 Letter Phoenician alphabet
Copied by Greeks, copied by romans --> English today!
Hebrew / Israelites
Arose 1200 B.C.
Monotheistic - One God
970 -930 B.C.
Kingdom of Judea
Was established under King Solomon
722 B.C. - Conquered by Assyrians - Exiled
Many to babylon
Later… Persians let them return to Judea only get conquered more…
First true empire
They ruled through fear, killed raped. Come from Northern Mesopotamia
700 B.C. - Conquer From persia to egypt, first to use calvary