Sanford Holst is author of the most complete history of these remarkable people, Phoenician Secrets: Exploring the Ancient Mediterranean. He is a sought-after speaker who has delivered a number of academic papers on different aspects of Phoenician society and its long history. He has worked with scholars of history, archaeology and languages at colleges and universities across the United States and around the world. In recognition of this work he was elected to the prestigious Royal Historical Society.
In performing research on this unique society for the past thirty 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.
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If you would like to deeply experience the Phoenician world, the book Phoenician Secrets is recommended. It is thoroughly researched, yet also a highly readable exploration.
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.
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