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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.