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6 Amazing Discoveries by the Phoenicians

The Phoenicians were a sea-based people, who inhabited the land of Canaan (modern day Lebanon) at about the same time as the Israelites, i.e. from 1500 BC to 300 BC. They were highly skilled sailors, who often established small trading companies overseas. They traded with Egyptians, Assyrians and many other people of the Middle East, and their most sought-after product was a textile dye called Tyrian purple, used to make luxury clothing items. The Phoenicians left behind many discoveries, all of which are still relevant today. Here is a list…

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15 Brilliant Inventions of the Ancient Egyptians

The Ancient Egyptian Civilization was one of the first of the Great Civilizations of the Mediterranean Sea basin. Due to the excellent location, which was the delta of the river Nile, the ancient Egyptians thrived as a culture, rich in agriculture and also life-facilitating inventions. Many of their technical solutions are still known to us and used by us today. Egyptian women ushered in the era of wearing ornate jewelry and rings, the men participated in boxing, fencing and wrestling challenges, and the Egyptian children played board games, and knew…

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15 Inventions From Ancient Rome That Have Changed Our Lives for the Better

1. Aqueducts The aqueducts were constructed in order to conduct water from its original source to city’s households and fountains. The water found in nearby streams and rivers was not potable, due to its chemical and biological pollution. Therefore, an alternative had to be found and soon Appius Claudius Caecus found one. The first aqueducts ever constructed were were the Anio Vetus (272-269 BC), the Aqua Marcia (144-140 BC), and the Aqua Appia (312 BC) transporting water to a fountain at the city’s cattle market (clever economic thinking there). Today,…

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