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Phoenician artifacts found off Malta coast

50 Phoenician amphorae and 20 grinding stones have been found in a shipwreck off the coast of Malta's Gozo Island. University of Malta researcher Timothy Gambin said Monday the 20 grinding stones and 50 amphorae from the ship date back to around 700 B.C. Experts hope to find parts of the ship

Phoenician statue found in Lebanon

A Phoenician statue that dates back to the 6th century B.C. has been found in southern Lebanon. The priest, 115 centimeters high and dating back to the sixth century B.C., was found at the Freres College site, which has been under excavation for the last 16 years, the head of the

Phoenician sculptures were originally painted

Chemical analysis performed on Phoenician ivory carvings dating back to the 8th century B.C. have revealed that the artworks were originally colourfully painted and decorated with gold. These metals are found in pigments commonly used in antiquity, such as the copper-based pigment Egyptian blue or the iron-based pigment hematite. The metals

Sewage work reveals Phoenician tombs

Sewage workers in Cyprus have unearthed two ancient Phoenician tombs which date back to the 4th and 6th centuries, B.C. According to archaeologists that arrived at the excavation site, the tombs might present an extension of the ancient carved tomb, known as catacomb, which is also dated in the 4th century

Ancient Phoenician city of Auza located

Auza, the earliest Phoenician city in Africa may have been located closer to Egypt and Phoenicia than experts previously believed. Scholars know Auza existed from written records, but its exact location has never been proven. By studying ancient maps and records, emeritus classics professor Sir John Boardman of the Beazley Archive