Robert Sepehr

Published on Sep 7, 2017

The Spanish occupation by the Moors began in 711 AD, at first mainly by Berbers (Amazigh), later joined by Arabs, crossing the Strait of Gibraltar from North Africa, and invading the Iberian peninsula. The Berber tribes of the region were noted in Classical literature as Mauri, from present-day Morocco, subsequently rendered as “Moors” in English and other Aryan, or Indo-European languages. There would also appear to be a clear relationship between Phoenicians and ancient Hebrews that stretches as far away as Spain.