Built for launching a campaign against Egypt.
Could it because they lacked a national identity?
Not just Phoenicians.
The archaeological data, though sparse, support the biblical account.
Do epigraphic variations in a 3,000-year-old inscription discovered at an ancient fort suggest that the Hebrew alphabet once incorporated vowels?
Evidence from ancient silver hoards discovered in Phoenicia corroborates the thesis that biblical Tarshish can be identified with modern Sardinia.