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Phoenicians in Andalucia

Recent interest and consequential research into the people known as Phoenicians has thrown new light on who they were, where they came from when they arrived in Spain and their effect on the indigenous populations. In this series, the Phoenicians in Andalucia, we will take a look at these enigmatic people and their legacy in Andalucia.

Where the Phoenicians came from

The Phoenicians originated in the Lebanon and became a successful group of traders throughout the Mediterranean Sea ... Read the complete article >>


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The First Civilisations in Spain

The Neolithic arrived in Andalucia about 6000 BC. They set up the first settlements and trading networks ... Read the complete article >>


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Phoenicians meet the Iberians

Phoenicians arrived in Andalucia about 840 BC. They established Cadiz and trading posts on the Mediterranean coast ... Read the complete article >>


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Phoenician expansion in Andalucia

The Phoenicians rapidly set up coastal trading centres in Andalucia. There is little evidence to suggest they moved far inland. ... Read the complete article >>


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Competition between Greeks and Phoenicians

Growing competition between Greeks, Carthaginians and Phoenicians and unrest in the east hastened the end for the Phoenicians ... Read the complete article >>


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The Carthaginians triumph

The Carthaginians adopted a more warlike attitude than the Phoenicians and this was to prove decisive. ... Read the complete article >>


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The Phoenician wreck of Mazarron II

Mazarron II is a Phoenician trading vessel that sank about 650 BC off the coast of Mercia ... Read the complete article >>


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The Temple of Melqart or Hercules Gaditanus

The Temple of Melqart or Hercules Gaditanus was a columned temple containing an eternal flame, a fire raised on an altar, maintai ... Read the complete article >>


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Baria, a Phoenician - Roman settlement

Baria is a Phoenician - Roman settlement at Villaricos, in the municipality of Cuevas de Almanzora in Almeria, Andalucia, Spain. ... Read the complete article >>


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