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Map of Phoenicia

Phoenicia was a civilization to the north of Canaan.[1] Phoenicia existed from 1200 to 900 BC. People from Phoenicia had their own language called the Phoenician language, which is important to many modern languages.[2] They wrote with an alphabet from which the alphabets of Europe evolved.

Phoenicians set up colonies in the Mediterranean region and beyond.[3] Carthage was one of them.[3] Phoenician traders went as far as the British Isles to buy tin.[3] At their peak, the Phoenicians were a major power in the Mediterranean.[3]