Sea Peoples

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The Sea Peoples are a purported seafaring Confederation that attacked ancient Egypt and other regions of the East Mediterranean prior to and during the Late Bronze Age collapse (1200–900 BC).

Overview

Their origins uncertain, the various Sea Peoples have been proposed to have originated from places that include western Asia Minor, the Aegean, the Mediterranean islands, and Southern Europe. Although the archaeological inscriptions do not include reference to a migration, the Sea Peoples are conjectured to have sailed around the eastern Mediterranean and invaded Anatolia, Syria, Phoenicia, Canaan, Cyprus, and Egypt toward the end of the Bronze Age.[1]

Confederacy Members

The Egyptian primary sources mentioning Sea Peoples according to specific group are the following:[2]

  1. Denyen
  2. Eqwesh
  3. Karkisa
  4. Lukka
  5. Peleset
  6. Shekelesh
  7. Sherden
  8. Teresh
  9. Tjekker
  10. Weshesh

Footnotes

  1. Salimbeti, Andrea (5 December 2018). "The Greek Age of Bronze Sea Peoples". salimbeti.com. salimbeti. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  2. Salimbeti, Andrea (5 December 2018). "The Greek Age of Bronze Sea Peoples". salimbeti.com. salimbeti. Retrieved 19 March 2019.

Sources

  1. http://www.salimbeti.com/micenei/sea.htm