The Phoenicians were the best seamen and shipbuilders of the ancient world. They started out as coastal traders. Over time, they became widely traveled merchant shippers who controlled the trade of the Mediterranean. The Phoenicians’ reliance on trade affected the types of ships they created. To learn more about different types of Phoenician ships and their use in battle, go to the Phoenician Ships Web site.
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