The Terror Of The Ancient World

Sunday and a short history lesson…..

I know that sounds like a SciFi movie waiting for funding…..but not this time…..this post is about a people that held the ancient world hostage for decades…the mysterious Sea People.

Sea People?

Yes the Sea People…the very people that brought about the collapse of the Bronze Age…..a short video to help you understand just how ruthless these people were…..

The history of the Sea People has been masked by history for centuries….but now there is a new found interest….for me I have always had an interest since I have studied Middle East history and the history of conflict, something the Sea People were experts at carrying out.

“Sea Peoples” sort of sounds like the name for a band of Disney villains, or maybe something you would mail order from the back of a comic book in the 1960s. It doesn’t sound much like a fitting moniker for the mysterious group of people that helped bring the Bronze Age to its knees. Maybe if someone dropped the “s” at the end of the name, because seriously, “Sea Peoples” is what a 2-year-old would say while trying to announce the presence of humans on a beach in San Diego.

The Sea Peoples would probably be a bit miffed to learn that today, thousands of years after they terrorized the ancient world, almost no one remembers them. Worse, some people don’t think they really existed, and even worse, we think their name is kind of stupid. But the Sea Peoples did exist, and yes their name sounds kind of stupid but that doesn’t actually diminish the part where they literally destroyed civilization. So here’s the truth about the Sea Peoples, those dudes with the stupid name who you probably never heard of until exactly this moment.

These raiders were a scourge in the Bronze Age kinda like the Vikings in the Dark Ages were to Europe….

The Sea People and how they devastated the Ancient World…..

Then there is this for the lazy…..

My Sunday history lesson as well as a bit of archeology thrown in….

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2 thoughts on “The Terror Of The Ancient World

  1. Just read the whole link, fascinating stuff. When I used to read a lot about Egypt, I do recall frequent mention of ‘Phoenician Pirates’ invading from the sea. But this seems to pre-date that by a long way.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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