The Phoenicians invented numbers that look like what we call the “Roman Numerals” today. They created the alphabet and number system for the sole purpose of being able to record information about their trades.
#4 Phoenicians reached the Americas before Christopher Colombus
Some studies suggest they became Christians before the Jews even converted. Saint Peter took his first headquarters in the Phoenician city of Byblos, the first unofficial yet factual Vatican, and opened the first discipleship school.
#7 ‘Phoenicianism’ is a form of Lebanese nationalism today
Phoenicianism is the belief that Lebanese are of Phoenician descent and not of Arab descent. Did you know there’s a party/movement called the United Phoenician Party in Lebanon? We just found out.
#8 Pythagoras was Phoenician
Much like most Lebanese today, Pythagoras was born abroad (Samos) to a Phoenician father from Tyre. I know we’re not a big fan of mathematics, but we should still accept him as one of our own.. after all, he was quite the genius.
#9 Phoenicians supplied the Cedar trees for King Solomon’s temple and built it themselves
Before, sailors wouldn’t go far out into the sea. Rather, they stayed close to the coast. The Phoenicians revolutionized this by sailing out far into the sea which has lead to the success of their trading.
They used the North Star to help them navigate. It was referred to as the “Phoenician Star” up until the 19th century.
#15 Many Legendary Masters who impacted the world were Phoenicians from today’s Lebanon
Pythagoras, Euclide (the father of geometry), Thales (one of the 7 sages of Greece), Zeno (founder of the stoicism philosophy and who has a moon crater in his name), Cadmus (“Master of the Worl”) and many of the likes were Phoenicians from today’s Lebanon.