An Epic Recreation of a Phoenician Voyage 2,000 years before Columbus
In 2019, ex-Royal Navy Officer, Philip Beale, sailed with his crew from Carthage (modern-day Tunis) across the Atlantic to Florida, in his ship, Phoenicia; a reconstruction of a 6th century B.C. wooden sailing ship.
Their mission? To show that in all likelihood it was actually the Phoenicians, an ancient European civilisation renowned for their maritime skills, who were the first to discover America 2000 years before Columbus.
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