Phoenician Traders The Phoenicians were skilled seafarers and who lived on the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Carthage luxury ships cedar Mediterranean snails colonies rival traded dye royalty Tyrian The city-states of Phoenicia were located on the eastern edge of the ___________ Sea. They had poor land for farming, but they did have an abundance of ___________ trees, which they used for making ___________. These cedar trees were also a valuable good that they ___________ throughout the Mediterranean. They also traded a purple ___________ that was made from marine ___________ found in the region. This color, which was named after the Phoenician city of Tyre, became known as ___________ purple. The dye was rare and expensive and so it was a ___________ good. It became the color of ___________ in many places. As the Phoenicians traded with people all over the Mediterranean, they founded ___________, or settlements of Phoenicians abroad. One colony they founded was the city of ___________. Located in the western Mediterranean on the northern coast of Africa, Carthage became a wealthy and powerful ___________ of Rome.