Sanford Holst is a historian whose books bring the ancient Mediterranean to life. He performed his graduate work at UCLA and is known for his appearances in the BBC series "Ancient Worlds." Holst wrote Amazon's #1 book on the Phoenicians, as well as other works about the ancient Mediterranean. His published research and talks at universities around the world resulted in his being elected to the prestigious Royal Historical Society in England. He has explored archives and historic sites all across the Mediterranean and benefited from the work of many local experts. His informative websites are read by more than half a million people each year.