Collapse of the Bronze Age : The Story of Greece, Troy, Israel, Egypt, and the Peoples of the Sea
His Majesty being powerful, his heart stout, none could stand before him.. All his territory was ablaze with fire, and he burned every foriegn country with his hot breath. Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II.
The bowmen of His Majesty spent six hours of destruction among them. They were delivered to the sword. Egyptian Pharaoh Merneptah.
May my father know the enemy ships came. My cities were burned and evil things were done in my country. King of the city of Ugarit to the king of Cyprus.
Since there is famine in your house we will starve to death...The living soul of your country you will see no longer. To a Hittite offical stationed in Ugarit.
Israel is laid waste, his seed is not. Pharaoh Merneptah.
Pharaoh's chariots and his army He cast into the Sea...Book of Exodus.
Egypt was adrift and every man was thrown out of his right. There was no leader for years..Pharaoh Ramesses IV.
As they (the Sea Peoples) were coming forward toward Egypt, their hearts relying upon their hands, a net was prepared for them....My strong arm has overthrown those who came to exalt themselves. Pharaoh Ramesses III.
[of the Greeks] These were destroyed by their own hands and passed to the dank house of chill Hades. Greek writer Hesiod.
Returning to Luxor, Egypt, by Nile ship. The author has visited many of the significant archaeological sites mentioned in this book.
Front cover, top, Troy VI by Lloyd K. Townsend, bottom, Pharaoh Thotmose IV.
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June 21, 2001
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