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Portrait of the Gods "Portraits of the Gods," The Lost Lands of the Phoenician Peru
By William James Veall
It is a historical non-fiction, not-for-profit, publication available only at present as an E-Book. The book is in the same genre as America B.C. (Fell 1989), Sailing to Paradise (Bailey 1994) or Journey to the Mythological Inferno (Mattievich 2010).

Author of "Portraits of the Gods" is English Archaeoastronomer, Willam James Veall who has made a lifelong study of Peru's Early pre-Columbian Cultures. He now holds more than twenty archaeological discovery Copyright Registrations.
It is available online. For detailed information please follow the above link.

DVD about Lebanese emigrants to North Carolina
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Cedars in the Pines, the Lebanese in North Carolina
By Akram Khater
DVD for $20/copy about the Lebanese emigrants to North Carolina and the descendent immigrants at the present in the state. The DVD was beautifully created by the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies, Middle East Studies Program at North Carolina State University.

New Online Journal:

Akram Khater, Ph.D.
Alumni Distinguished University Professor (CHASS), Professor of History
Director, Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies (
Director, Middle East Studies Program
graphic Journey to the Mythological Inferno
By Enrico Mattievich
This book is a Historical Non-Fiction Winners book. The author, Dr. Enrico Mattievich, is a retired professor of Physics who taught at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) for more than thirty years. In the book, Dr. Mattievich exposes his thesis about ancient contacts between Old World and America, based on Greek and Roman classical texts, leading to new ideas about America that many historians and geographers are reluctant to considered until now. The thesis presented in Journey to the Mythological Inferno claims that the Greek and Roman myths related to the Under World, the House oh Hades, the Kingdom of the Deads or the Inferno, originated in South America, specifically in the Andean region of Peru, where the ruins of the Palace of Hades and Persephone, mentioned in Hesiod’s “Theogony” – written around 700 B.C. – still stand, known as Chavín de Huántar. This theory took form after his first visit to the archaeological site of Chavín de Huántar, in 1981. Available at and & others.
Sailing Close to the Wind Sailing Close to the Wind
By Philip Beale and Sarah Taylor
We are pleased to announce that Sailing Close to the Wind, which is a personal account of the story of Phoenicia's circumnavigation of Africa, has just been published. From the initial idea, the story tells of the set-backs faced by the expedition including the complications in designing and building the vessel. The book describes life onboard and the interactions of the crew, the issues, the arguments and the debates that arose and how the threat of piracy off Somalia and the dangers of sailing around the Cape of Good Hope were overcome. The fast moving and amusing narrative places the voyage in the historical context of the Phoenician's almost forgotten civilisation and their incredible maritime achievements. The book is a softback and covers some 220 pages with over 40 colour photos and illustrations and sells for £9.99 plus £2.71 for UK postage and packing.
To oder go to and search for Sailing Close to the Wind Philip Beale
Language, Identity and Memory of the Middle East, the Case of Lebanon Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East, the Case of Lebanon
By Dr. Franck Salameh
Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East
proposes a new reading of modern Middle Eastern history and suggests alternate solutions to the region's problems. The book is an attempt to rehabilitate and bring back to the fore of Middle East Studies the issue of language as a key factor in shaping (and misshaping) the region, with the hope of rediscovering a broader, more honest, and less ideologically tainted discussion on the Middle East. Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East has a special focus on Lebanon, a "Christian homeland," because Lebanon has traditionally acted as the region's template for change and a barometer gauging its problems and charting its progress.
Archaemenid Phoenicia

The Social History of Achaemenid Phoenicia, Being a Phoenician, Negotiating Empires
By Vadim S. Jigoulov
Even though the Persian period has attracted a fair share of scholarly interest in recent years, as yet no concerted effort has been attempted to construct a comprehensive social history of Phoenician city-states as an integral part of the Achaemenid empire. The Social History of Achaemenid Phoenicia explores the evidence from Persian-period literary (both ancient Jewish and classical), epigraphic, and numismatic sources, as well as material culture remains, to sketch just such a history.

This book examines developments in the Persian-period Phoenician city-states on three levels: that of the individual household, the city-state, and the administrative unit of the Persian empire. These three societal levels are analyzed within the contexts of economic competition between and among the Phoenician city-states, their burgeoning economic ties with the outside world, and their interaction with Persian imperial influence in the Levant.

Missing Years of Jesus The Missing Years of Jesus – The Greatest Story Never Told
By Dennis Price, archaeologist, writer & mystic
The Bible tells us of the life of Jesus up until the age of 12, whereupon he vanishes from the accounts to reappear 18 years later, aged 30. He is the most famous person ever to have existed, so these ‘missing years’ constitute the greatest historical mystery that we’re aware of. The gospels make it unmistakably clear that he returned to his homeland as a stranger, who was physically unrecognizable to those who should have known him best. There are strong traditions in the West of England that Jesus spent his formative years there; these legends were assiduously recorded in the early 20th century by three British clergymen, but until now, no one has ever undertaken a serious investigation to see if there is any basis for these detailed, sober and credible accounts. Dennis Price’s book contains a glowing foreword from a respected, mainstream archaeologist, and the pages reveal an overwhelming body of evidence to suggest that Jesus departed from a Phoenician port in the eastern Mediterranean to emulate the earlier voyage of Himilco, when he sailed into the North Atlantic and thence to Britain.
Pilgrimage to Lebanon Pilgrimage to Lebanon
By Alfred Mrad Baroud
Alfred Mrad Baroud ’s latest book, the author intended from this book to keep the link between all Christians and the Holy land of Lebanon. A great book that reflects the Lebanese identity since 6000 years. A piece of the Christian heritage in every home. A distinguish gift representing Christian civilization that we are proud to offer to Ourselves and to those we love. More than 600 photos and 600 legends and historical facts.

Phoenician Myths Phoenician Myths
A rhapsody, translated from the Phoenician by Željko Prodanović
Of course, you have heard of the Phoenicians. They were great navigators, traders and inventors. They discovered new lands, built beautiful cities and gave us the greatest of all inventions: the alphabet. But this book is not only about them. This book is about the Phoenicians of soul and spirit. About those who by the flash of the mind, and not of the sword, opened up new ways along which men had never gone before. Therefore, don’t be surprised to learn that Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, Shakespeare, Nefertiti, Pythagoras, Copernicus and many another great man and woman were also Phoenicians. Because only the souls of the most gifted and brave among people go to Phoenicia.
Negotiate Like a Phoenician The Phoenician Solar Theology
by Dr. Joseph Azize, Ancient History & Coordinator, Litigation and Evidence Courses, Faculty of Law, UTS
This book, the first study of its kind, contends that an authentic Phoenician solar theology existed, reaching back to at least the fifth or sixth century BCE. Through Azize's examination, a portrait of a vibrant Phoenician tradition of spiritual thought emerges: a native tradition not dependent upon Hellenic thought, but related to other Semitic cultures of the ancient Near East, and, of course, to Egypt. In light of this analysis, it can be seen that Phoenician religion possessed a unique organizing power in which the sun, the sun god, life, death, and humanity, were linked in a profound system. Publisher: Gorgias Press, (2005) Language: English ISBN: 1593332106
Milad: The Voyage to Ophir Milad: The Voyage to Ophir
by by Nazam Anhar
Nazam Anhar has written the first Phoenician adventure story for children. The hero is Milad, a farmer’s son, who sets out on his first voyage aboard the Phoenician merchant ships. He sails in the fleet of King Solomon, bound for the mysterious African land of Ophir. He faces perilous storms, attack by pirates, and a difficult homeward journey that takes him through the wilds of Africa and the tombs of Egypt. On his travels he befriends the wise navigator Hakim, an Egyptian tomb-maker’s son, and a fugitive stowaway. The novel is not only an exciting adventure story, but also deals with the many achievements of the Phoenicians and their enduring legacy to world civilization. Children aged 9 to 12 will be educated while enjoying the thrilling story. Published by Scholastic Australia.
Plotting the Globe: Stories of Meridians, Parallels, and the International Date LinePlotting the Globe: Stories of Meridians, Parallels, and the International Date Line Plotting the Globe: Stories of Meridians, Parallels, and the International Date Line
by Avraham Ariel, Nora Ariel Berger
People use concepts such as time and date to structure their lives on a daily basis. They often measure their travel by marking points arranged along great circles on the globe. Yet most do not understand the origin and history of these terms and the stories of the intrepid adventurers, scientists, and seafarers who shaped our picture of the world today. Ariel transports readers to faraway lands and ancient cultures that span more than 3500 years of exploration. Phoenicians, Spaniards, Portuguese, British, French, and many others star in an epic that stretches from Lapland to Cape Horn, via Greenwich, Paris, the Andes and the Fortunate Islands. Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated (December 5, 2005) Language: English ISBN: 0275988953
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fireandbronze Fire and Bronze : A Novel of Carthage
by Robert Raymond
Her name was Elisha, and she was born eight centuries before the time of Christ. Fire and Bronze is her story, full of passion, intrigue and adventure, brought to vivid life by a new star of historical fiction: Robert Raymond. He tells the dramatic story of Elisha's failed coup against her brother, the king of Tyre, and her escape to Cyprus with her supporters and a good portion of the royal treasury. From there she launches her greatest and bloodiest endeavor: the foundation of the "Queen of Citites" which changes the course of civilization and establishes Elisha as one of the dominant forces on the continent. Publisher: iBooks, Inc (October 10, 2005) Language: English ISBN: 1596871202 (

A Boy Named Germanicus
by Ralph D. Paxson
The author takes us aboard a grain ship one night in the harbor of First Century Rome as Germanicus and a pal stow-away on a grain ship. They are discovered and made galley slaves for the voyage. They are shipwrecked—rescued by a fisherman; they join a camel caravan across the deserts of Syria and the Middle East. Along the way, Germanicus meets a Wizard who gives him many gifts; money to go home to Rome, many strange powers and also a Genie! He meets a beautiful girl, receives his first kiss, before returning to Rome. A Boy Named Germanicus is a history based fictional tale describing life in the First Century Roman Empire through the eyes of a young boy. It is the only novel for young readers about this subject that has been written in modern times.Publisher: PublishAmerica (June 1, 2003) Language: English ISBN: 1592866727

Dr. Mark A. McMenamin
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Mount Holyoke College
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Books by Dr. McMenamin (below) may be ordered from:
Meanma Press
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Telephone (413) 533-4507

THBO TSRM ADRNM WOD TSORNM [All about Phoenician Coinage]. Publisher: Meanma Press, 1996, Language: Phoenician, ISBN 0-9651136-0-4.

Carthaginian Cartography: A Stylized Exergue Map. Publisher: Meanma Press, 1996, Language: Phoenician,ISBN 0-9651136-1-2.

An Introduction to Phoenician Grammar. 1997 Publisher: Meanma Press, 1996, Language: Phoenician, ISBN 0-9651136-3-9.

A Concise Phoenician-English English-Phoenician Dictionary. 1997 Publisher: Meanma Press, 1996, Language: Phoenician, ISBN

The Carthaginians Were Here: Evidence for an Early Crossing of the Atlantic. Volume I. Publisher: Meanma Press, 1999, Language: Phoenician, ISBN 0-9651136-4-7 (Volume I).

The Carthaginians Were Here: Evidence for an Early Crossing of the Atlantic. Volume II. Publisher: Meanma Press, 1999, Language: Phoenician, ISBN 0-9651136-5-5 (Volume II).

The Carthaginians Were Here: Evidence for an Early Crossing of the Atlantic. Volumes I and II. Publisher: Meanma Press, 1999, Language: Phoenician, ISBN 0-9651136-6-3 (2 Volume Set).

Phoenician Coins and Their Countermarks. Publisher: Meanma Press, 2000, Language: Phoenician, ISBN 0-9651136-7-1.

Make Your Own Circular Slide Rule. Technology Quest Series Number 2. Publisher: Meanma Press, 2000, Language: Phoenician, ISBN 0-9651136-8-X.

Sympathy for the Slide Rule: Slide Rules in Scientific Innovation and Technology Education. Technology Quest Series Number 1.
Publisher: Meanma Press, 2000, Language: Phoenician, ISBN 0-9651136-9-8.

Rare Exonumia of the Late Twentieth Century.
Publisher: Meanma Press, 2000, Language: Phoenician, ISBN 1-893882-00-4.

Phoenicians, Fakes and Barry Fell: Solving the Mystery of Carthaginian Coins Found in America. Publisher: Meanma Press, 2000, Language: Phoenician, ISBN 1-893882-01-2.


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