The Middle Bronze Age (1900E - 1600BC)

LEARN Thursday, 09 April, 2015

The Middle Bronze Age (1900E - 1600BC)

The Middle Bronze Age which followed (1900-1600 BC) is a relatively short period and its earlier part is marked by peaceful development in contrast to its final years which were marked by wars.

Unlike the early Bronze Age which furnishes no settlements as yet, the Middle Bronze Age shows several settlements in addition to cemeteries that give us an idea about the architecture of the period.

From Alhambra in central Cyprus, we know that the houses were rectangular with many rooms, while streets were constructed allowing people to move freely in the community.

During the same period, fortresses were built in various places, a clear indication of unrest, although one is not sure about its cause.