10 Remarkable Discoveries of Phoenician Artifacts


Reel back in time by discovering the majestic Phoenician artifacts of the Phoenicians, known for their high influence in maritime trade in the ancient world.

One of the best ways to get an insight into the life of the ancient Phoenician civilization is through their priceless artifacts. From intricately crafted jewelry and pottery to impressive sculptures and architectural remains, these treasures have endured for thousands of years and continue to mesmerize us with their exquisite beauty and unparalleled sophistication. Preserving these relics is critical to our understanding of Phoenician civilization and its influence on the world. By studying and admiring these artifacts, we can gain a deeper appreciation for the ingenuity, creativity, and artistry of the Phoenician people and their contributions to human civilization. Descendants of the Phoenicians can pay homage to their forefathers by visiting archaeological sites and museums, where they can witness a glimpse of history firsthand. For history buffs, we have compiled a list of remarkable artifacts to contemplate.

1. Pottery Biberon

Phoenician Artifacts Pottery Biberon
© The Trustees of the British Museum

2. Poorly Made Amulet with Blue Glaze

poorly made amulet Phoenician Artifact
© The Trustees of the British Museum

3. Gold Amulet-Case in the Form of an Obelisk

Gold case Phoenician Artifacts
© The Trustees of the British Museum

4. Rod-Formed Glass Bead 4-3 BCE

Phoenician Bead
© The Trustees of the British Museum

5. ‘Deity on the crocodiles’ Steatite Amulet

Phoenician Amulet
© The Trustees of the British Museum

6. Phoenician Ivory Distaff

Phoenician Distaff. Phoenicians Artifacts
© The Trustees of the British Museum

7. String of Seventeen Beads and Amulets 

Phoenician amulet
© The Trustees of the British Museum

8. Phoenician Silver-Gilt Bowl

Silver Bowl
Source: Wikimedia Commons

9. The Pyrgi Tablets

Phoenician tablets
The Pyrgi tablets were written in the Phoenician language (left) and the Etruscan language (center, right). In both cases, the text is written right-to-left. Source: Wikimedia Commons

10. Copper Alloy Statue of Harpocrates

Inscription in Egyptian hieroglyphs on the right side of the base and Phoenician on the other three sides. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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