MaltaIndependent 23/03/2014: There was a very good turnout on Tuesday at the San Anton Hotel in Attard for another lecture organised by Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar. The speaker this time was Professor Anthony Frendo.
Whatever happened in the eastern Mediterranean between 1200 and 1000BC
had incalculable effects on the rest of history. There were huge human
migration flows which pushed peoples to areas where they had not been
before. There may also have been natural disasters, which added to the
panic and led to more people movements.
This led to the end of the Bronze Age and to a stampede-like migration
of peoples. At the end of it, the Hebrews had established themselves on
the central highlands, while those who were later known as the
Phoenicians found themselves squeezed in between the Hebrews and the
sea. That is when, feeling the increased pressure, they migrated across
the sea to nearby Cyprus first and thence to the Aegean Islands...read on.