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Peoples of the Sea : A Reconstruction of Ancient History-A Continuation of the Ages in Chaos Series (Ages in Chaos #2)

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The Sea Peoples were a confederacy of seafaring raiders of the second millennium BC who sailed into the eastern Mediterranean, caused political unrest, and attempted to enter or control Egyptian territory during the late 19th dynasty and especially during Year 8 of Ramesses III of the 20th Dynasty.
The Egyptian Pharaoh Merneptah explicitly refers to them by the term "the fo
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Published December 31st 1977 by Doubleday Books (first published 1977)
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Students of Ramses III have to deal with a high incidence of anachronisms. The most blatant may be Ramses III's palace, littered with tiles. The tiles show on the front the identifiers of Ramses III, who was estimated to have flourished circa 1200 BC. The back is signed with impressions in the tiles by the workmen who made the tiles, using Greek letters, some of which letters were not invented until at least 750 BC.

Two excavators exploring a graveyard together wrote their joint paper about their
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Immanuel Velikovsky is probably best known for his 'Worlds in Collision' theory, or the theory that the planetary paths of the members of the solar system have not always been fixed, and that these variations explain phenomena in Earth's history, such as the record of the deluge in Genesis. He also rather well-known for the 'Velikovsky Affair', in which Velikovsky received such condemnation from mainstream scientists for his outlier theories that Carl Sagan felt compelled to take his fellow scie ...more
Noelle M
Stands Manetho's time line on its head. Places Ramesid dynasty 800 years later using written records from Greece and Persia. I think the guy is hard to argue with. Really enjoyed the book.
Mahala
Compelling reading as always. It would have been fascinating for Velikovsky to have included the Chinese and Polynesian as a 'peoples of the sea', or in a further sequel in the 'Ages in Chaos' series.
Rsoeffker
A great read. The author is the pioneer of the atypical type of history. Very interesting ideas and concepts.
Nina
HARD READ BUT LOTS OF INFO
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Immanuel Velikovsky was a Russian-born American independent scholar, best known as the author of a number of controversial books reinterpreting the events of ancient history, in particular the US bestseller Worlds in Collision, published in 1950. Earlier, he played a role in the founding of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and was a respected psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

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Ages in Chaos (3 books)
  • Ages in Chaos: A reconstruction of ancient history from the Exodus to King Akhnaton (Ages in Chaos series, #1)
  • Ramses II And His Time (Ages of Chaos series, #3)
Worlds in Collision Earth In Upheaval Ages in Chaos: A reconstruction of ancient history from the Exodus to King Akhnaton (Ages in Chaos series, #1) Oedipus & Akhnaton: Myth & History Ramses II And His Time (Ages of Chaos series, #3)

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