Phoenicians expert

Sanford Holst is author of the most complete history of these remarkable people, Phoenicians: Lebanon’s Epic Heritage.  He is a sought-after speaker who has delivered a number of academic papers on different aspects of Phoenician society and its long history.  Holst has worked with scholars of history, archaeology and languages at colleges and universities across the United States and around the world. He is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London.

In performing research on this unique society for the past forty-five years, Sanford Holst has been to the Mediterranean many times and visited an array of ancient sites, and museums that house their artifacts.  He has collaborated with other experts in Lebanon, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain and Morocco.  The Phoenicians were the early inhabitants of Lebanon, and many traces of their society are still visible among Lebanese people today.

Updated on October 3, 2023

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Further information

If you would like to deeply experience the Phoenician world, the book Phoenicians: Lebanon’s Epic Heritage is recommended. This extensive exploration is brightened with 104 illustrations.

Going beyond the few traditionally-cited facts, this authoritative work also draws from interviews with leading archaeologists and historians on-site in the lands and islands where the Phoenicians lived and left clues regarding their secretive society.


You can take a look inside this book. See the first pages here.