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  Lebanon and Syria timeline
c. 3000 BC
The people known as Phoenicians are in the region of modern Lebanon from around this date      
c. 2800 BC
Byblos (modern Jbeil) evolves to become the most important seaport and city of Phoenicia       
c. 2500 BC
Trade lnks, probably by sea in Phoenician ships from Byblos, are established between Egypt and Phoenicia       
c. 2400 BC
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Clay tablets discovered at Ebla reveal a busy trading economy reinforced by aggressive military policies       
c. 1500 BC
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The first steps towards a phonetic alphabet are taken in Phoenicia        
c. 1345 BC
The Amarna tablets contain extensive correspondence between the Akhenaten government in Egypt and subject princes in Phoenicia