Move over Mr. Columbus, our ancestors are in the house.
According to this article by CNN (link), our good old Phoenicians may have beat Christopher Columbus to discover good old (or new) America by about 2000 years.
Our Cedar trees have wood that is strong enough to build a boat that could withstand the 10,000 km journey. The Phoenicians, being cunning sailors, have the expertise required for the voyage – and a British man is set to prove this is, indeed, the case.
The theory has its detractors of course.
Either way, it seems like the alphabet may not be the only important thing the original inhabitants of Lebanon discovered and offered the world.
This should definitely prove to be some valuable information for all our Phoeniciaphilic Lebanese.