Philistine migration to Palestine   [59 x 80 cm]

Sketch: Laila Tibi [Taybeh] Palestine
Embroidery: Amine Abu Rabia', Drejat, Naqab

Philistines appear in Assyrian sources in the 9th century BCE. Palestine was mentioned in early Greek sources as a place – ‘Palaestina’ – and as a people, ‘Palaistinoi’. Palestine as a geographic name appears in the 5th century BCE histories of Herodotus. Third century BCE Hellenistic sources referred to ‘Palaistin’ to describe the entire area between Phoenicia and Egypt. This panel is based on a sketch drawn by Laila Tibi [Taybeh].

Era: Iron Age (1,250—721 BCE)

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