Skip to comments.In the Wake of the Phoenicians: DNA study reveals a Phoenician-Maltese link
Posted on 08/21/2005 1:38:08 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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Ping. This article was sent to me by a priest from Malta.
Phoenicians are closest relatives of Jews. From what I hear Hebrew and Phoenician languages/alphabets are very similar.
If that is a Malta ping, add me to your list :)
read later bump
Can we expect the October issue of National Geographic to have additional details?
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Blood Type History, Human Migrations (Blam Thread)
USC | July 01, 05 | Dennis O'Neil
Posted on 07/03/2005 1:47:49 PM PDT by Little Bill
Im not Arab, Im Phoenician a common phrase, but flawed concept
dailystar.com.lb | 09/02/04 | Peter Speetjens
Posted on 02/19/2004 8:44:57 PM PST by Destro
Quest for the Phoenicians (National Geographic special)
PBS | Oct 20 2004 | National Geographic
Posted on 10/17/2004 7:53:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
The origin of M1 mitochondrial DNA haplotype
University of Cambridge, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research ^ | Anne Holden
Posted on 06/23/2005 8:57:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Not too long ago I was reading that there was NO Phoenician-Maltese genetic link. It was probably Natl Geographic.
Great links! However, that last one offers the disturbing suggestion that "paternal mitochondria do penetrate the human egg and survive for several hours;" and that mitochondria have sex, in fact may be "sexually rampant." Yikes! This would throw a lot of theory out the window.
Its not surprising that the Sea Peoples left little genetic traces inland in the Levant. The guy looking at a tooth in a mountain cave would not be likely to find traces of the Sea Peoples.
My guess is they populated only those cities which had excellent seaports. Think of the foreign enclaves in China in the 19th century. Although the enclaves tended to be largely European, the merchants and seamen certainly had some sexual interaction with the native Chinese, but genetically it would be a drop in the bucket compared to the general population.
I don't have a Malta list, but I'll try to remember your screen name in case my priest friend sends me any more articles.
The mystery is that a lot of theory got thrown in the window in the first place. ;')
Went to Malta once in the mid '60's, Valetta, I think. About all I remember was that it was dry there.
This was October 2004 and there must have been a number of articles about the Phoenicians in there. There were a number of titles that turned up on Free Republic using the search function -- although none about Malta.
My husband said he knew a worker from Malta when he was offshore in the "oil-bidness" 30 years ago. He said the guy was nuts; said he acted like a crazy Arab. After reading this article, now he knows why! (Hope I didn't offend any Maltese or Arabs with that remark. It was just a joke.)
35 years ago we had a Maltese priest assigned to our Parish in California. He was very nice and was a very accomplished musician. He told us that there were so many priests in his village that all of the new priests were sent overseas to work for the first few years. I wish I could remember his name.
My priest friend, who sent this article to me originally, told me that the Maltese language and the Lebanese language have the same roots. The main difference is that the Lebanese write using Arabic lettering, while the Maltese use Roman lettering. He said the structure was the same.
Ping this for later reading. Very interesting. I am RH negative but was given a shot after my first child was born which made me not a threat to my next child.
"According to the Persians best informed in history, the Phoenicians began to quarrel. This people, who had formerly reached the shores of the Erythraean Sea, having migrated to the Mediterranean from an unknown origin and settled in the parts which they now inhabit, began at once, they say, to adventure on long voyages, freighting their vessels with the wares of Egypt and Assyria..."
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