by Lu Paradise • May 8, 2015 • 0 Comments • 24 views
Sea Peoples & Climate Change on Merneptah Stele!
The “Sea People” still baffle historians. “Where did they come from, and where did they go when they vanished from the scene?” They have never been located by historians, yet one of the easiest answers of course is that they originally “came from the islands of the sea!” In other words, from the Tallassocracy,that was submerged around that very time.
Evidence for the Sea Peoples is mainly textual and iconographic. Egyptian sources (especially at Medinet Habu; Papyrus Harris I) primarily dating to the reign of Merneptah (c. 1213-1203 B.C.) and Ramses III (c. 1184-1153 B.C.) speak about coalitions of islanders composed of peoples called Peleset, Sikila (Tjeker/Sikil), Sherden, Shekelesh, Weshesh, Aqwesh, Turesh, Lukka and Denyen, explicitly said to be ‘living on ships’ and having insular origins (Lunadusu letter found in Ugarit (RS 34.129).
Plato gives a clue as to their origin in his dialogues Timaeus and Critias below. In it, an Egyptian priest tells Solon about the devastating attack of a Sea Power from the Atlantic that took over almost the entire Mediterranean until they were defeated by the . They came from an “island” or “peninsula” (same word) situated in front of Gibraltar or ‘the Pillars of Heracles’, as it was called then, until this was destroyed overnight by violent earthquakes and floods.
Question is, did the Atlanteans also have to move because of Climate Change from their Oceanic Empire? Plato’s timing of Atlantis sinking of 9000 years before his time was obviously wrong, as he also dated Atlantis to the same time as the early kings ofErichtoneus, father of Dardanus in the Iliad, was once of the kings mentioned by Plato having lived in the timeframe that Atlantis (and much of !) went under!
Those kings lived about ten generations before the Trojan War, so that puts these two kings at circa 1400 BC, only 1000 years before Plato! The flooding of the via the Daranelles — named after King Dardanus– took place around the same time, all due to the melting of the ice caps on land at the end of the REAL !
EGYPTIAN CLIMATE CHANGE ±1200 BC?
Merenptah (other spelling!) was the 13th son of Ramses II by his second wife, Isis-Nofret. His elder brothers were dead and he was already 60 years old when he came to the throne on his father’s death. During the 10th year of his rule, Merenptah was forced to carry out several military campaigns including battles with the invading Libyans and an uprising in Nubia, and against the sea people.
In his famous ‘Merenpthah Stele’, because of its first historical mention of Israel around 1200 BC, is the following very interesting remark: (translation by kames B. Pritchard 1969)
“The Sun uncovering the cloud which had been over Egypt, and letting Egypt see the rays of the sun disc“
“The cloud which had been over Egypt” was dispelled during his ten year reign, and from that time the sun’s disc could be seen virtually unhindered. Was there a semi-permanent cloud cover over Egypt until that time? It is archaeologically proven by Anthony West & Robert Shoch, et al, that the Sphinx and its quarry enclosure were heavily eroded by rain-water.
CLIMATE CHANGE IN ISRAEL ±1200 BC
Other evidence of Climate Change in the entire Middle East, or the result rather, is also called ‘theCollapse’!
“In a short period of time, the entire world of the crumbled,” says Israel Finkelstein, an archaeologist at the Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, who was one of the lead scientists in a pollen particles study.
“The Hittite Empire, Egypt of the pharaohs, the Mycenaean culture in Greece, the copper-producing kingdom located on the island of Cyprus, the great trade emporium of Ugarit on the Syrian coast, and the Canaanite city—states under Egyptian hegemony—all disappeared and only after a while were replaced by the territorial kingdoms of the Iron Age, including Israel and Judah.”
Wars, pestilence, and sudden natural disasters have all been postulated as possible causes, but now, thanks to sophisticated pollen-sampling techniques and advances in radiocarbon dating, Finkelstein and his colleagues believe they know the primary culprit: drought, or rather a succession of severe droughts over a 150-year period from 1250 BC to about 1100 BC.
The 4th century historian Ammianus Marcellinus, relying on a lost work by Timagenes, a historian writing in the first century BC, writes that the Druids of Gaul said that part of the inhabitants of Gaul had migrated there from distant islands. Some have understood that to mean they were survivors of Atlantis. Also Diodorus Siculus wrote to support that same narrative in his Bibliotheca Historica.
North African Climate Change 1500 BC?
In 450 BC Herodotus projected some of the Atlantean people still living around where Lake Tritonis, also called Mare Atlantico, below the Atlas mountains used to be (see yellow), named after the first King of Atlantis, Atlas, after whom Atlantis was also named. The Atlanteans, Atlantoi, or Atlantes lived inside the pillars of Heracles and outside them as well around the Atlantic ocean.
Below are some map projections of lake Tritonis and how it dried up around 1400 BC, while the sea level rose 125 M. (300 ft) swallowing the landbridge that existed between Tunisia and Sicily, and evidence of the sunken landbridge (of course conclusions thrown off from true forensics with the usual Darwinian over-dating of 10.000 BP, fully ignoring the 2400 BC global Flood which caused the true Ice Age & subsequent 1500 BC global flooding. “Cavemen” don’t make pillars with attached torches, after all.)
The Green Cattle Grazing Sahara
The following research is from an Italian Sapienza University that proved that the Sahel before was an extensive cattle grazing area where rivers ran, now known as ‘wadis’ or dried up riverbeds. Their archaeological team discovered hieroglyphs of cattle in the desert, they dated from 5-3.500 BP (before present) around 1500 BC. But subsequent publications predated it to an extreme date of 7000 BP, in line with the reigning Darwinian paradigm, which would date it to before the historically documented Global Deluge! Impossible.
What happened to the rains watering these vast areas?They state that around
5000–3500 BP the wetlands regressed, the latter being 1500 BC. That is close to the Merenpthah Stele and Finkelstein’s conclusions. Was their dating too early? Or was the Sahara perhaps drying up already before the rains, that darkened Egypt, completely disappeared there around 1200 BC?
And how about the newly discovered ancient fortress settlement in what is now the Libyan desert?
Climate Change inValley & Sinking of Dwaraka
The Indus Valley civilisation with cities Harappa, Mehrgahr, Mohenjo Daro, and Lothai dried up around 1500 BC as well, while a sea level rise submerged Dwaraka below the waves around the same time.
Dwaraka, a city once 100 KM inland, disappeared below the waves around 1500 BC, as witnessed by Krishna’s friend and disciple Arjuna as written in the Mahabharata, due to a global sea level rise causing horrendous coastal flooding. The Indus valley cities of Harrappa and others were deserted by the sameCollapse Climate Change Droughts as Finkelstein and Mereptha wrote about.
What happened? The rains stayed away, as the ocean temperature, heated by the volcanism of the Global, came down to its present level! Thus the evaporation that used to cause the heavy rains irrigating the Sahara and eroding the Sphinx and the pyramids, stayed away everywhere; Mexico, Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, North Africa, and the Silk Road countries.
Obviously it rained much more in days gone by in the Middle East! As an article from the Jordanian government tells us that there was a sharp climate change already around 1900 BC? Is that timing right, in view of Merenptha’s stele, and Finkelstein’s research? Anyway, it also resulted in less rainfall, which led to many people beginning to move around the Middle East. Numerous sites and formerly important centers in the Aegean and Levant were either destroyed or abandoned.
This is a report about climate change in Jordan around that time.
The Sea Peoples Came From Atlantis!
But the real timing becomes obvious when the Bronze Age came to an end at the same time when the rains stopped in Egypt: 1400-1200 BC. Was that the definite end of a longer climate change, that started earlier and forced people to move from areas now stricken by drought? It certainly seems like it.
Remember that thehappened a generation before Merenptah, around 1400 BC and Joseph’s drought and famine already affected Egypt, , and Yemen as recorded in history some 400 years before that, around 1700 BC. So is that when the Climate Change began? And what caused it?
Yet Aramco historian Eberhard Zangger, declines to believe that climate change had anything to do with the movement of the Sea peoples, saying…”no field evidence has indicated significant climatic change!”
“For a long time, researchers sought to explain the transformations around 1200 BC by invoking natural disasters such as earthquakes or climatic shifts, but earthquakes on such a broad geographic scale are unheard of, and no field evidence has indicated significant climatic change. Currently, very few—if any—archeologists would consider the Sea People to have been identified.”
Oh really? How about all the fore mentioned hard facts! What happened? Aramco historian Eberhard Zangger almost comes to the right conclusion, but fails to draw it.
“There are also the Sea People, whose city, realm, script and language and name are unknown: They came from nowhere and then vanished. There are the many references to Assuwa, Asiya, Ahiya and Ahhiyawa, states or confederations of states in western Anatolia, which played an important role in contemporary documents from Egypt and Hattusa, but whose city or cities, people, language and script are unknown. And finally there is the Discos of Phaistos, a unique—some would also say notorious—document, discovered on Crete in 1908, whose spiral inscription, using 45 different symbols, is inscribed on a clay disc 16 centimeters (6¼”) across. Although the origin and importance of this artifact are fiercely disputed, its discoverer, Italian archeologist Luigi Pernier, claimed parallels between the characters used in the Discos script and images of the Sea People from the Medinat Habu inscriptions. Indeed, the latest attempt by scholars to decipher the Discos even bears the title “The Language of the Sea People,” but the city, people, realm, language and name to be associated with the Discos are all unknown. — https://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/199503/who.were.the.sea.people.htm
Most honest historians however, have concluded long ago that mainstream historians are locked in a Darwinian mind clamp, from which they seem unable or unwilling to escape, compromising for position, book publishing for filthy lucre, as postulated in our other articles.
For those details please refer to our article: Atlantis history sinking around 1200-BC End-Ice-Age-Flood/ how and why the Atlantis Sea People and coastal people everywhere were forced to move, by global flooding!