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Kalbelia (Rajasthan) ... Having spent a little time learning about the Amazigh people (popularly called bedouin or berber,) I have found that their language is today quite close to ancient Phoenician. The Phoenicians were the great traders of the ancient world.

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The Phoenicians (1500–300 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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According to ancient classical authors, the Phoenicians were a people who occupied the coast of the Levant (eastern Mediterranean). Their major cities were Tyre, Sidon, Byblos, and Arwad. All were fiercely independent, rival cities and, unlike the neighboring inland states, the Phoenicians represented a confederation of maritime traders rather than a defined country

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Trade Beads: Hebron Beads combined a combination of bronze and brass beads. Beadmakers apparently emigrated from Tyre in the Mediterranean to Hebron, near Jerusalem , after the twelfth century. They made beads there using the salts of the Dead Sea as their alkali. The beads were very popular in Egypt and in sub-Saharian Africa during and after Middle Ages. | Turkana Collection Designs

Purple is always such a popular colour however I didn't know that it's elite status comes from rarity and cost of the dye that was originally used to produce it. It came from the Phoenician trading city of Tyre (now Lebanon) and fabric traders got the dye from a small mollusc only found in that region. More than 9000 molluscs were needed to create just one gram of Tyrian purple! {Now wouldn't that be a good trivia question!} Since only wealthy rulers could afford to buy it purple became…

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Pictures of the day: 9 December 2015

Local traders and transporters burn tyres and block the highway between Pakistan and Afghanistan to protest their treatment at the hands of custom and security forces

Deepak Traders A Tyre Shop In Hoshangabad

Q Files Encyclopedia | The Phoenicians were Mediterranean traders active between 1,500 and 300 BCE. They founded the cities of Sidon and Tyre on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in modern day Lebanon. They were descended from the Canaanites and became known as Phoenicians - from the Greek word phoinos which means red, after the reddish purple dye they traded. The Phoenicians founded city-states, each of which was independent but might enter into alliances with others.

Angry protesters burn tyres during protest demonstration of traders community against electricity load-shedding at Gulberg area in Lahore on Friday, May 11, 2012.

Five Millennia of History Founded at the start of the third millennium B.C., Tyre originally consisted of a mainland settlement and a modest island city that lay a short distance off shore. But it was not until the first millennium B.C. that the city experienced its golden age. In the 10th century B.C. Hiram, King of Tyre, joined two islets by landfill. Later he extended the city further by reclaiming a considerable area from the sea. Phoenician expansion began about 815 B.C. when traders

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