Warm-up:  Why were the rivers of Mesopotamia so important?
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Picture of the dayFormer Phoenician Trading Post, rebuilt by the Byzantines in Libya.

Sabratha was a Phoenician trading post that was rebuilt by the Romans in the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D. Its most renowned feature is the theater, most likely built around 161-92 A.D.

Daily Did you Know:  The Phoenicians discovered that crushed shellfish (the specific shellfish is the murex) oozed a fabulous wine-colored goop. Cloth soaked in this substance turned shades ranging from deep pink to rich purple. Royalty soon chose purple as their favorite hue, so every king and queen needed purple dye!  


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