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).