The Other Phoenician Voyage,
The Ship “Europa”
"In the spring of 2009, a replica of a Phoenician ship, “Europa” named after the Phoenician princess that was kidnapped by Zeus with 17 people mostly volunteers on board, will set sail to the Following countries:
"Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Malta, Italy, Spain, France and the Vatican.
"Carrying with them the Phoenician alpha-bet engraved on marbles along with soap, oil and perfume. To be given to the tourism and cultural ministers of the respectful aforementioned countries. Also a possible meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, at the Vatican where he will be given the engraved alpha-bet.
"In hope of gathering the world needed attention to Lebanon and the suffering of its people and to create to bring awareness to the European continent about the true Lebanese moral fiber, culture and heritage.
"The crew will be wearing the traditional Phoenician clothing while on land to instigate curiosity among the visited people so they can begin to create a dialogue based on cultural debates and share of knowledge.