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Posted July 16, 2012
I enjoyed reading Phoenician Secrets, It is informative and an e
I enjoyed reading Phoenician Secrets, It is informative and an easy read. We learn that the Phoenician society was a secretive one which certainly explains our lack of understanding of their technology except when it is cast in stone or in the remains of wooden ships. The author provides the proof of their long voyages to foreign lands and their ability to navigate hundreds of miles at sea, This is certainly circumstantial evidence that they could determine their latitude (north- south position) quite accurately and possibly have been able to make a rough estimate of their longitude (east-west position). We learn that they were the premier navigators of the ancient world traveling from Byblos to ancient Britain and even circumnavigating the african continent.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Since this book was written, evidence has been found which indicate their presence as far east as Okinawa in Japan. This book covers an interesting subject with many phoenician secrets yet to be revealed