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See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. [xxvi] Freeman, Charles  Egypt, Grece and Rome  (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004), p.74. [xxiv] Bryce,  The Kingdom of the Hittites, p. 320. Since Hattusa was defeated by the Sea Peoples, the Sea Peoples must have taken the place over. Phoenician mask Canaanites buried 4,000 years ago were folded up with their arms and legs crossed and placed in burial pots, sometimes wearing a necklace made with gold, rock crystal and carnelian beads. tablet with column of Canaanite words was found at Ashkelon. 103-105. This description at Medinet Habu was accompanied by pictures displaying battle scenes in which the Sea Peoples’ boats were shown as having a very peculiar design: The fore-post and aft-post were identical and each had a bird’s head at the top. They were called Sidonians in the Bible. Shelley Wachsmann[iv] added a significant point which was missing from the above explanation, and that was the participation of people from Central Europe and the Black Sea region. He postulated further that a simple two-year drought could have caused this whole system to collapse. In Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, vol. These Cabiri, great Gods, and high priests were the Progenitors of the Cretans who called themselves the Sidonians, and the Greeks called them the Phoenicians, while the Egyptians called them the Sea Peoples because they rule the seas and passed from one country into another. The Mycenaean citadel-cities may or may not have been taken at this time, but the coastal towns were certainly laid waste by these raiders. [v] Barnett, R. D.  “The Sea Peoples”  Cambridge Ancient History  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975), Vol. In the late 1980s, archaeologists discovered the remains of Ekron, a 60-acre walled city with around 6,000 residents before it was destroyed in 603 B.C. First, let us consider the documented history of these cities, and note whether any destruction occurred to them during the time being studied. Based on the paper presented by Sanford Holst at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco on June 28, 2005. Dispatches were sent to frontier posts with orders to stand firm until the main army could be brought into action. The Assuwa, Arzawa and Lukka lived in the land to the west of the Hittites, between that empire and the Aegean Sea, and also attacked. It is deeply researched but also a highly readable exploration. The presence of Minoan and Mycenaean pottery suggests Aegean contacts with the city. Find books 364-365. “Its ruins, in the form of a mound or tell, lie half a mile from the shore. Their aim now, was to defeat the Egyptian navy and force an entry up the river. The site’s excavation has been overseen by Harvard archaeologist Lawrence Stager since 1985. Wells and Zalloua also were interested in testing a couple of hypothesis. Preview. They were defeated by the armies of Ramses II in the 12th century B.C. (Note: although it is a generalized term, we do not use the … [xxviii] Barnett,  “The Sea Peoples”, p. 366. They brought early Greek culture to Holy Land and are thought to have originated from Aegean region. “The city's location ensured its importance through trade. There is no such mystery about the origins of the Phoenicians. ", “The discovery sheds some new light on the history of the Phoenicians, who are thought to have originated in Lebanon and spread across the Mediterranean. The Phoenicians called it Yrnm, island of the ostriches; even though the island was inhabited by people of Ibero-Ligurian stock it is the Phoenicians who gave conformation to the urban center of the island. Sea Peoples destroyed Hattusa, Lydia arose in its place. The sea trade of the Phoenicians was still more extensive than their land traffic. In addition to considering the other theories mentioned above, a composite view is also considered—which brings together well-supported elements from the other theories. And since the Sea Peoples were Phoenicians, that must mean the Lydianswere these Phoenicians. By comparison Babylon at that time might have had 30,000 residents. Experts differ over exactly how many battles were fought between Ramses and the Sea Peoples, as well as where they were fought. DNA evidence seems to indicate the impact of the Sea People, if they existed, were a cultural and technological group, not a blood group. That there was a relationship or partnership of some nature between the Sea Peoples and the Phoenicians is clearly in evidence. In 603 B.C. This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been authorized by the copyright owner. “The History of Ancient Egypt: An Overview”  Civilizations of the Ancient Near East  (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1995), p. 708. To do this they joined with the Egyptians’ western neighbors, the Libyans, and mounted an attack on the Nile Delta. Sites, such as Ain Shems and even Sarepta, provide additional information on related cultures (e.g. As a brief digression from the sea traders’ problems, we note that during the next forty-five years of Ramses’ long reign following this treaty, the Hittites were beset on all sides but held their own. to 604 B.C. In each case there is a cluster of dates within a narrow band for these events. [Sources: John R. Abercrombie, University of Pennsylvania, James B. Pritchard, Ancient Near Eastern Texts (ANET), Princeton, Boston University, |*|], Be aware that a few scholars do not link all coffin burials with the Philistines, but with other groups including Canaanites and Egyptians. 24-25. By around 1100 B.C. The towered wall on top of it may have risen to a height of 35 meters. 4, pp. As we have seen, the major losers were a) the city of Ugarit which was totally destroyed and never rebuilt, b) the Hittite empire which was destroyed and left only a residual fragment on the Euphrates River, c) the Mycenaeans who were fatally wounded and would disappear completely within a hundred years, and d) Egypt which had won the battles but lost the Levant—it would waste away and become a shadow of its former self. This paper attempts to interpret group identities along the Canaanite coast in the Early Iron Age, beginning with an analysis of functional and symbolic properties of ceramics. <>, The Sea Peoples This great movement of people was well armed and desperate. Large numbers of them settled in Canaan and gave their own name to the land:  primarily the Peleset people who settled a wide swath of land which became known as Palestine. The Sea Peoples were a confederacy of naval raiders who harried the coastal towns and cities of the Mediterranean region between c. 1276-1178 BCE, concentrating their efforts especially on Egypt. Going beyond the few traditionally-cited facts, this authoritative work also draws from interviews with leading archaeologists and historians on-site in the lands and islands where the Phoenicians lived and left clues regarding their secretive society. QED. they, like the Hebrews, were conquered by the Assyrians. [viii] Bikai, Patricia  The Pottery of Tyre  (Warminster, UK: Aris & Phillips, 1978), pp. A very large number of the Land and Sea Peoples continued onward and eventually arrived at the border between Canaan and Egypt. With the exception of the defense against the attack from the Libyans, the rest of Ramses III’s long reign was peaceful. Sanger told National Geographic, “They came by the boatload . The growth of Ugarit as a major sea trader[xx] located just north of the Phoenicians exerted additional pressure from that direction. One of the well-supported dates within each band has been identified for use in this paper. more than 700 years before Leif Ericson, and a thousand years before Columbus. (Albright notes that the wars of the "sea peoples" occured at 1190 B. C.) Dotan, The Philistines And Their Material Culture, 1967, p. 5 (Hebrew) 3 The reign of king David is generally accepted as having begun c. 1040 B. C. In fact the greatest campaigns the Sea Peoples would mount were by land. Around 1850 B.C. The Phoenicians managed to spread their influence because they ventured beyond their homeland both physically and intellectually to explore the world and the riches it had to offer. However, researchers were unable to find any links between the ancient man's mitochondrial DNA and that of 47 modern Lebanese people who were analyzed for the study. During this time the Hittites continued to press southward. The Sea Peoples, on land, were defeated and scattered but their navy continued towards the eastern Nile delta. While the bulk of them proceeded by land, their advance was preceded by nautical raids against the coast and the islands of the Eastern Mediterranean. The Phoenicians sat right in the middle of these three great civilizations, and with their trade and technology they turned the Mediterranean Sea into a giant cultural melting pot. First DNA from ancient Phoenician shows European ancestry: 2,500-year-old skeleton could rewrite history of human migration. The Sea Peoples, like the Phoenicians, were excellent navigators---and how they knew the routes west to the rich sources of metals.”, DNA evidence seems to indicate the impact of the Sea People, if they existed, were a cultural and technological group, not a blood group. [xx] Grant,  The Ancient Mediterranean, p. 76. The traditional major milestone events in the Sea Peoples invasion are:[ii]. The great enemies of the post-Moses Hebrews were the Philistines, a tribe that arrived in Canaan from Crete and lived along the Mediterranean coast in cities like Ekron (20 miles southwest of Jerusalem). This city was in fact destroyed by the Sea Peoples[xi]—and after their incursion it was returned to the Phoenicians. The sea trade of the Phoenicians was still more extensive than their land traffic. Conquered by the Egyptians and Babylonians, it was probably visited by Samson, Goliath, Alexander the Great, Herod and Richard the Lion-hearted. [xi] Breasted, J. H.  Ancient Records of Egypt  (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2001/1906), vol. Pages: 48 / 47. Some archaeologists have speculated that the were Phoenicians, but there is no conclusive proof of this. Year: 2004. 33, p. 24. [ix] This likewise was quite conclusive. The people known to history as the Phoenicians occupied a narrow tract of land along the coast of modern Syria, Lebanon and northern Israel. II, Part 2, pp.359-378. [Source: Pierre Grandet, 2014, UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology, 2013 <>], The Sea Peoples annihilated the Hittite Empire and looked they might do the same to the Egyptians. 28-29. The great wall that surrounded it when it was at its height was an arc over two kilometers long, with the sea on the other side. They emerged as a significant cultural and political force around 1100 B.C. Later some of the Philistine city states exercised independence from the descendants of Jacob. Betancourt noted there was an adequate supply of food at this time in Greece and that the population had grown very large. 60-61. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2004,\^/], "With the decline of Egyptian influence about 1200 B.C., the cities were freed from foreign domination. Who were the Sea Peoples? The Phoenicians are Canaanites, classified as Western Asians, where we can also find the Amorites, a group with whom they were closely related, in terms of both culture and ethnic composition.Canaanites, Phoenicians and Punics: people of this ethnic and cultural group called themselves Canaanites, the Greeks called them Phoenicians and the Romans called them Punics. The Phoenicians were great maritime people, known for their mighty ships and a great experience as sea traders, traveling across the Mediterranean Sea and reaching as far north as Britain, Egypt, and Senegal. [viii] They not only showed there was no widespread destruction at that time, there was also great continuity from layer to layer, indicating that the local society continued to live in the same way throughout this period. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Janson Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.), Compton’s Encyclopedia and various books and other publications. Then later a shekel would buy only two qa of grain. The word Palestine was coined by the Romans and derived from Philistia, or "land of the Philistines." The Phoenicians learned from them how to build harbors, moorings, docks, and piers. An Egyptian wall painting from 1900 B.C. I was the valiant Montu, stationed before them, that they might behold the hand-to-hand fighting of my arms. Ten centimeters tall and dated to 1600 B.C. This form of religion was revived by the early Hebrew prophets. Per The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Phoenician people were most active around 1500 — 300 BCE and lived in the Levant region of the eastern Mediterranean. What services could the Sea Peoples possibly have received from these maritime traders? In the Bible the Philistines were characterized as thugish destroyers. 37-39. 2, edited by Jack M. Sasson, pp. It must be admitted that this theory had a promising historical genesis: a description by Plato, unknown peoples, and inscriptions on Egyptian temples. Not one stood before their hands, from Kheta (Hittite empire), Kode (Cilicia), Carchemish, Arvad, Alasa (Cyprus), they were wasted. [iii] Oren, Eliezer D.  “Introduction”  The Sea Peoples and Their World: A Reassessment  (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum, 2000), p. xvii. One problem with the scanty treatment Kaufman gives to the (known) history of the Phoenicians is that it does not really allow him to provide any definition of which particular attributes of 'Phoenicianism' Lebanese people in more recent times have been claiming their own direct connection to. [xlviii] Moscati, Sabatino  The Phoenicians  (New York: Rizzoli International, 1999/1988), pp. [vi] Zangger, Eberhard  “Who Were the Sea People?” Saudi Aramco World 46:3 (Houston, 1995), pp. They seem to have stuck mostly to themselves. Fisherman in Lebanon still chant ",," which is believed to have originally been and ode to Elisa, the Princess of Tyre (Virgils Dido), In May 2016, researchers announced that first DNA analysis of an ancient Phoenician — 2,500-year-old remains of a man from the Tunisian city of Carthage — showed that the man had European heritage. was a time of economic prosperity for these trading centers. The Danube River emptied into the Black Sea on the north side of Anatolia, where boatmen from this region could join the rest of the Sea Peoples. No one knows who the Sea Peoples were. The issue of Phoenician descendant became so divisive that the word Phoenician became taboo and was even absent from Phoenician displays in museums. But a problem had to be overcome. Canaanites ousted the Hittites, invaders from present-day Turkey; overpowered the Ugarit people on the Syrian coast and drove southward until they stopped Ramasses III, the pharaoh of Egypt. They were dragged, overturned, and laid low upon the beach; slain and made heaps from stern to bow of their galleys, while all their things were cast upon the water. Nebuchadnezzar is said to have destroyed Ashkelon to send a warning to cities in the region of what would await them if they sided with the Egyptians. Please read our short guide how to send a book to Kindle. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the earliest example of alphabetic writing was a clay tablet with 32 cuneiform letters found in Ugarit, Syria and dated to 1450 B.C. A large palace, built from finely dressed stones and consisting of numerous courtyards, pillared halls, and a columned entrance gate, occupied the western edge of the city. The were expert metalsmiths and similar to Phoenicians in some ways. The quick-strike raids in the Aegean and across the southern coast of Anatolia seem particularly of this nature, given that delivering settlers into those areas does not seem to have been the prime motivation. That the sign for “p” could be “pa,” “pi” or “pu.” Ugarit was passed on to the Semitic tribes of the Middle east, which included the Phoenician, Hebrews and later the Arabs. DNA evidence indicates that most people that live there are indigenous North Africans and they did not come from the Middle East either during Phoenician era or during the Islamic expansion in the A.D. 7th century. Merneptah routed those forces, as described on his victory stele at Thebes.[xxviii]. [xxxvii] Bryce,  The Kingdom of the Hittites, pp. at the hands of the Sea Peoples, of whom the best known are the Philistines. The legacy of the Sea Peoples was that they had forcefully cleared away the old powers from the Mediterranean and left freshly plowed ground. Besides the headdresses and biblical references, archaeological data suggest the appearance of a new group along the coast. Yet the actual Sea Peoples did all these things. Looked outwards towards the sea to expand. , when the city was sacked by the neo-Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. 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 BCE). An 11-inch-high silver-and-gold statuette of a god, circa 1900 B.C., was unearthed at Ugarit in present-day Syria. But when the Sea Peoples arrived on Levantine shores, the clever Phoenicians paid them off — or at least that’s what historians have surmised. So while their contemporaries were destroyed, the ancient Phoenicians minted new currency, prepared their fleets, and began growing the greatest trade network the Mediterranean had ever seen. They were so valued as a trading partner that no one attempted to overtake them until three of the greatest empires ever known came into power. The Sea Peoples left no monuments or written records of their own; everything historians know about them comes from apocalyptic inscriptions created by the empires that did battle with them, especially the Ancient Egyptians.. [xliv] Dothan, Trude  “The ‘Sea Peoples’ and the Philistines of Ancient Palestine”  Civilizations of the Ancient Near East  (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1995), pp. Some modern historians theorize that the Egyptians knew the origins of the Sea Peoples based on the way they wrote about them. “Phoenicians” was the name given to this people by the Greeks, but the Phoenicians continued to refer to themselves as Canaanites or by the names of their principal cities. In this part of Anatolia is where we find unrelieved food shortages and increasing pressure to take some form of necessary action. It is deeply researched but also a highly readable exploration. The mitochondrial DNA -- or genetic information from his mother's side -- came from a man known as "Young Man of Byrsa" or "Ariche." In fact, the Phoenicians probably did not consider themselves one single unified group. The starting point is the material culture of Dor, the SKL town according The [Northerners] in their isles were disturbed, taken away in the [fray] at one time. The Phoenician cities were untouched by this devastation that happened around them, which left these people in an advantageous      position. The desolate Valley of Hinom, just south of the Old City in Jerusalem, is where the ancient Canaanites reportedly conducted human sacrifices in which children were immolated in front of their parents. A thick layer of charred wood and debris marks the sacking of the city by the Babylonians. The Sea Peoples’ constant affiliation with all things ship and sea orientated must add some impetus 9 to this argument. Phoenicians 1. [xviii] Bentley, Jerry and Herbert Ziegler  Traditions & Encounters  (New York: McGraw Hill, 2000), p.51. But at that point the model failed. I guess that only adds to their mystery.”, Phoenicians inhabited the coastal cities, Tyre, Sidon, Byblos and Arwad, in what is now Lebanon and southern Syria. The Phoenicians. Some archeologist and historians believe a mysterious group known as the Sea People — perhaps ancestors of the Minoans — migrated to Lebanon around 1200 B.C. With hindsight we can now see what attraction this course of action would have held for the Sea Peoples. Philistines, Phoenicians and Sea Peoples Some archeologist and historians believe a mysterious group known as the Sea People — perhaps ancestors of the Minoans — migrated to Lebanon around 1200 B.C. Although the Egyptians had a reputation as poor seamen they fought with the tenacity of those defending their homes. 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