What Did the Phoenicians Invent?


The ancient Phoenicians were a bronze age culture thriving in the coastal areas of the fertile crescent. They were brilliant traders and builders, sailors and business people, and are credited with having invented the bireme, a type of boat with two decks or oarsmen. Their culture flourished from 1550 BC to 300 BC.
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It is thought that the Phoenicians invented the alphabet. In the beginning of the creation of the alphabet, it only had 22 consonants in it, and there were no vowels.
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