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The Phoenicians’ Route
The Route of the Phoenicians, one of the International Cultural Routes recognized by the Council of Europe, passes through 18 countries and over 80 cities, including Palma, specifically through the Sa Galera deposit, located on the Playa de Palma .
The proposal comes from the Italian government in 1994. Ten years later, the association “The Phoenician Route” was set up and thanks to the support of the European Institute of Cultural Routes, the promotion and promotion of this itinerary is resumed.
The Phoenician Route is the connection of the great maritime routes used by the Phoenicians since the 12th century BC, the main means of commercial and cultural communication in the Mediterranean. With these routes, the Phoenicians, navigators and expert traders, gave origin to a great civilization that settled through its expansion in the West, the development of exchanges of manufactured products, of people and ideas, and the creation and diffusion of a ‘ koiné ‘(community) Mediterranean culture.
The Phoenician Route, an essential part and base of Mediterranean culture, focuses on the Phoenician and Punic legacy of three continents, and is considered the Itinerary of Mediterranean Interculturality. The Phoenicians represent the model of Interculturality, which is the basis of the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, which aims to promote the Mediterranean culture and strengthen historical ties between the countries of the Mediterranean.