captive Philistine warriors from a wall relief at Medinet Habu, Egypt,
1185-1152 BC. Right: an artist’s conception of a Philistine warrior. Image
credit: John Shumate.|
Roving Sea Peoples may have settled in Transjordan, archaeologist says. By Ilan Ben Zion. The Times of Israel, February 13, 2014.
Cultural connections with Europe found in ancient Jordanian settlement. By Thomas Mellin. University of Gothenburg, January 16, 2014.
Tell Abu al-Kharaz: New Finds from “Sea People” Settlement. Sci-News.com, January 28, 2014.
Medinet Habu: Oxcarts, Ships, and Migration Theories. By Robert Drews. Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 59, No. 3 (July 2000).
New evidence unearthed at an ancient site in the Jordan Valley suggests that the Sea Peoples — a group which includes the ancient Israelites’ nemeses, the Philistines — settled as far inland as the Transjordan, a Swedish archaeologist argues. Not everyone in the archaeological community, however, is convinced by the finds.
A late Bronze Age cooking pot from Tell Abu al-Kharaz. (photo courtesy
of Dr. Peter M. Fischer).
of the 3,100-year-old building unearthed at Tell Abu al-Kharaz. Image credit:
University of Gothenburg.|