What did wealthy and poor houses of ancient Phoenicia look like?
The ancient Phoenician society dates back to about 1500 BC. It existed where Lebanon and Syria exist today. While the Phoenician people may have existed for more than 3500 years, they thrived in and around the Mediterranean being a maritime trading culture.
In 538BC the Phoenicia’s accepted rule by the Persians after being conquered by Cyrus the Great. This of course caused the Phoenician influence to decline along with its culture until it disappeared completely. Carthage, a offspring of Phoenicia, existed in North Africa until 149 BC when it was destroyed by Rome. It is supposed that much of the Lebanese population migrated to Carthage in 538.
Phoenicians are given credit for discovering the North Star Polaris, as well as inventing the alphabet.
The housing situation for Phoenicia was much like that of ancient Egypt, poor homes would be poorly constructed out of mud and clay and rock, wealthy homes would be made out of similar materials, perhaps of better quality. The wealthy homes would have been much larger and much better constructed. The upper most class would have lived in palaces, which would have been very large.