Phoenicians Before Columbus Expedition

Welcome to Phoenicians Before Columbus Expedition

After building the replica Phoenician ship "Phoenicia" and circumnavigating Africa, a new expedition is being planned. Once again, we are pushing the limits, aiming this time to sail Phoenicia from the Mediterranean to the Americas; to illustrate that the Phoenicians (as the greatest ancient seafarers) had the capabilities and skills to cross the Atlantic two thousand years before Columbus.

Crossing the Atlantic is an ambitious challenge as the Atlantic winds and storms are powerful and unforgiving for any sailor. However, it is a quest that demands to be attempted in order to answer one of history's most important questions: who were the first sailors to discover the Americas?

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For donors in the United States, the Phoenician International Research Center, a registered non-profit, is supporting the expedition:    

Phoenician International Research Center