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Saboi
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Re: Phoenician Dye

Postby Saboi » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:15 pm

Nimrud Slab (811 to 783 BCE)
From the bank of the Euphrates, the land of Hatti, the land of Amurru in its entirety, the land of Tyre, the land of Sidon, the land of Humri, the land of Edom, the land of Palastu, as far as the great sea of the setting sun. I imposed tax and tribute on them

"Great sea of the setting sun"

Red Sea ימ דמ
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Re: Phoenician Dye

Postby Saboi » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:43 pm

Herodotus 1:1
The Persian learned men say that the Phoenicians were the cause of the dispute. These came to our seas from the sea which is called Red.

Herodotus 7.89
These Phoenicians formerly dwelt, as they themselves say, by the Red Sea; they crossed from there and now inhabit the seacoast of Syria.

Herodotus 4.42
Necos king of Egypt first discovered this and made it known. When he had finished digging the canal which leads from the Nile to the Arabian Gulf. He sent Phoenicians in ships, instructing them to sail on their return voyage past the Pillars of Heracles until they came into the northern sea and so to Egypt. [3] So the Phoenicians set out from the Red Sea and sailed the southern sea; whenever autumn came they would put in and plant the land in whatever part of Libya they had reached, and there await the harvest; [4] then, having gathered the crop, they sailed on, so that after two years had passed, it was in the third that they rounded the pillars of Heracles and came to Egypt.
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