Phoenicia was a region along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea near the modern day island of Cyprus. Due to the sea-side location, Javan's descendants probably traveled through this area at some point in history. The Phoenicians were best known for a purple dye called indigo from a fish gland. Nobility often used this dye for their garments. Sidon and Tyre were its best known cities.

Modern day countries that reside in the boundaries of Phoenicia include Syria, Lebanon & Israel.