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The Sea Peoples

From around 1500 to 1200 BCE, the eastern Mediterranean was arguably one of the most prosperous regions of the ancient world. Trade, knowledge, people and new ideas flowed freely and, for the most part, there was a good deal of political stability in the region. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, they came. Boatloads full of battle-hardened warriors, many of them traveling with their families. They were a mysterious and diverse group of peoples who scholars today call the Sea Peoples. We are told, mostly from Egyptian records, that they created havoc everywhere they went and that empires fell before them, and cities that had existed for thousands of years were reduced to rubble. Was all this true? We do, however, know that the world after their arrival wasn’t the same. More from History With Cy.

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