Phoenicia is an ancient region along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean. Phoenicia’s area corresponds to what has become modern Lebanon, adjoining parts of modern Syria and Israel. Phoenicians, who lived along major trade routes became merchants, traders, and colonizers in the 1st millennium BCE. Their main cities were Byblos, Sidon, Tyre, and Beirut. [https://www.britannica.com/place/Phoenicia].
They descended from the rebel Anunnaki Astronaut Corps (Igigi) and the super-slave Adapite Hybrids with whom they eloped after Prince Marduk’s wedding (100,000 BCE) in Iraq.
Phoenicians, whose mother city was Tyre (until Alexander of Macedon conquered it in 332 BCE), on the coast of Canaan. They built their settlements on impenetrable, narrow coastal land protected by impenetrable rocky cliffs. They built superb ships that sailed, rowed, and monopolized Mediterranean trade. Phoenicians traded and settled colonists in independent city-states. The affiliated Phoenician ports and ships, sailing in armadas protected by warships, monopolized trade for adjacent hinterlands along Mediterranean coasts and islands.
They ran colonies in Lebanon, Palestine, Gaza, Cyprus, Anatolia (Turkey), Sardinia, Cyprus, and Malta. They dominated maritime and commercial power in the western Mediterranean from their North African city of Carthage and traded with Southern Greece, Westen Italy, and Corsica. They sailed and rowed into the Atlantic to the coasts of Western Europe, including Cornwall in Britain. Phoenicians planted settlements as stepping-stones to mineral-rich Spain. They traded copper ingots, metalwork, blown glass, ivory, glazed faience, salt, dried fish, cedar, pine, linen from Tyre, Byblos, and Berytos, dyed cloth from Sidon, and carried passengers as well.
Both Anunnaki Prince Marduk, his rival, Princess Inanna/Astarte, and their agents received their homage.