From the Mediterranean to the Americas

Proud winners of The Captain Scott Society's 'Spirit of Adventure' Award 2019

The  expedition aims to prove that the Phoenicians could have reached the Americas 2000 years before Christopher Columbus.

​In 2008 - 2010 Phoenicia (a custom-built replica of a Phoenician ship) successfully recreated the first circumnavigation of Africa, believed to have been accomplished by Phoenician mariners in circa 600BC. 

The Phoenicia is currently on the last exciting leg to the Americas

Carthage Gibraltar - Cadiz - Essaouira - Canaries - the Americas

Launched by the UN  Environment Programme in 2017, the Clean Seas campaign aims to engage governments, the general public and the private sector in the fight against marine plastic pollution.  As the Phoenicia sails through the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic, the crew will take samples of sea water for later analysis by Clean Seas.


Phoenician Heritage Partner.  The mission of the Phoenician International Research Center is to promote Phoenician studies and preserve Phoenician culture and history.

Phoenician Heritage / Port Partner. The Club Didon de Carthage is an association dedicated to research and to promoting the history and culture of Carthage.  We thank Club Didon for the magnificent welcome in Tunisia and all the logistical and cultural support in the early stages of the expedition.

Film Production Partner.  Aventuras Produções is an independent Brazilian film producer, specialising in adventure, scientific expedition and environmental documentaries. Aventuras were part of the crew for Phoenicia's circumnavigation of Africa. We are delighted to be working with them again.


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The Phoenicians Before Columbus Expedition is approved by the Scientific Exploration Society.  A UK based charity (No 267410) that leads, funds and supports scientific discovery, research and conservation. Long term champions of Phoenicia's endeavours.

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