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Dr. Stephen Bourke, Archaeologist, Sydney University and Director of the Pella Excavation on The Invasion of the Sea Peoples

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents

Dr. Stephen Bourke, Archaeologist, Sydney University and Director of the Pella Excavation
on
The Invasion of the Sea Peoples
The Sea People. Artwork by Johnny Schumate.

The mysterious Sea Peoples were said to have invaded the ancient kingdoms of the Eastern Mediterranean around the late 12th Century BC. Their attacks seriously disrupted the reign of Ramses III of Egypt and their invasions in the Levant are said to have led to the collapse of the Hittite Empire of Asia Minor and the end of the Bronze Age. Their origins are obscure and they may later have settled as Philistines.

Dr. Bourke will present an archaeologist’s view of who the Sea Peoples were, what they looked like, where they came from, what they brought with them by way of culture, ships and weaponry. He will offer evidence of what the Egyptian and cuneiform sources tell us about their activities and the prehistory of their descent.

Saturday, 9 May 2015, 2pm

99 York St Conference Centre, Sydney

RSVP is essential by Wednesday 6 May 2015 as numbers are restricted (02) 9660-7225 or email rsvp@militaryhistorynsw.com.au

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Dr. Stephen Bourke, Archaeologist, Sydney University and Director of the Pella Excavation on The Invasion of the Sea Peoples

 

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