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                  Sea-People and Proto-Viking Ships 
                                                                 coming from the North?

 

Hypothesis :Two points taken for ´true´:

 1) Northern Post-Magdalénean were technically capable to build  sewn
     plank-boats  
 2) In the 3th  millennium   B.C  Megalithic  tombs   became   provable in
     Palestine and  blond  *tamahu* in Egypt.
 3) blond
originated " only" in the isolated North

                              Thereby for biological and technical reasons
Neolithic Northernes could have  reached ´easily the Mediterranean
                            going by boat
downward the European rivers

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This in mind: Thousand of years later  Karl d.G. 793 A.D.  ordered to connect´
 Rezat (Main) and Altmuehl (Danube) by a channel, the so called
                                            Fossa Carolinga
                                         
Length some kilometers.
  A technically important plan in  preparation for  the fast  transport of an army
 with riverboats. Up to day local geography  did  not change .Tus.even
 in  the Neolithic a  crew  coming  from the Western Baltic Sea had
  to
carry a riverboat  along a  small  distance  over  land  to  reach
 within
one summer  the  Aegean, Troy (?) , Egypt, ´Palaestine- Mesopotamia  and
 the Black Sea.


Compared   with  an  over  land  route across a virgin  Mideuropean  forest a
 comfortable  neolithic highway.

Conceivable, that so called ´Sea-People´  invaded  eastern   Anatolia, Syria,
 Palestine, Cyprus and Egypt toward the  end of  the Bronze Age, especially
in  the 13th -12th century B.C. The Sea People are  held  responsible  for the destruction of old powers such  as  the  Hittite  Empire
.The origin  of the Sea
People, and particularly Philistines, is one of the mysteries of the BronzeAge.
(Spanuth argues that a cosmic catastrophy forced the Northerners to leave
 their country. (Phaethon, Edda, Ragnaroek and Fimbulwinter)

Because of the abrupt break in ancient Near Eastern records - as a result of
the invasions -, the  precise  extent and  origin  of the  European - Near  East upheavals remain uncertain. A principal but one-sided  evidence for the Sea
Peoples is  based  on  Egyptian  texts  and  illustrations; and other important
infor-mation come from Hittite sources and from archaeological data.

There are  only  few  clues to  their place  of origin  or homeland. May be that
biology  may  give  a  new  reference.
 If it  is  true  that  people  with  red hair
originated in the isolated North then the following might be of interest:

"On certain sculptural reliefs (Medinet Habu),  some of the  original  painted
color  still   remains.  From     the  color,  it  is   evident   that   the  Libu  were
fair-skinned, blue eyed, and blond or red headed.  ecause of this supposed "European" look,  it has  been suggested that  these  people were invaders
of  European origin. Whatever  their origin, such people may  have  been in
the region since the distant past" (Robbin)

*distant  past*: since the appearance of the Tamahu ?)

                    Beside biology, technical references also point to the North

         

MEDINET HABU,  the mortuary temple  built by Ramses III (1187-56 B.C).(Fig.enl.)
This  temple was carved  with  religious scenes  and  portrayals  of  Ramses'
 wars against  the Libyans and  the
Sea People attacking Ramses III. At the
 left captivated warriors put in chains still waering horned helms.
   
 An Egyptian boat with  a stem-head  of an  animal of  prey  attacking a boat
with an elevated stempost ending with the head of a bird (supposed to be a swan)


The attack method of  the ´Egyptians´.(Spanuth)  A hook was thrown into the
rigging of  the opponent to overturne their boat.
Both ships V-shaped double-ended  boats, with the typical single side rudder
From  technical view:  During a period of  4000 years the clinker boats of the Northerners remained  for technical reasons constant in form.

The boats of the Egyptians, Sea-People,  Phoenician and  Vikings are
               comparable in construction, length and typical form
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Besides biological and technical considerations a historical aspects also
points to the North. 3000 B.C.
 Narmer pallette ,  a  board  from  slate,  which  is  used  for making 
up. The
uniting of
  Lower- and Upper Egypt is shown, which was  completed  around

3150 B.C. by king Narmer.  It is considered as the first link between  the pre-
dynastic
and the dynastic time of Egypt
                   
The  boat of  king  Narmer. Pulled  up  stem- and  sternpost .In the boat a hut,
before it - in the middle of the boat -a ´bull´ head.
King´s symbol of ´seagoing´
cattle farmer?

Decapitated bound opponents wear a beard and still a horn helmet. The  cut
off heads still covered with helmets laid  between  the  legs   A rite, known in
historical times in the North to hinder the dead one to leave the grave and
to inflict harm to the living.
A chivalrous fight ?
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Facit  
An Egyptean  predynastic problem


  3000 BC 1200 BC

a ) Narmer  palette. A  horned  bull´ head  in  the  boat  of  Narmer,  a  status
symbol (?), and horn wearing  opponents. Conquest of Egypt in  a  fight  bet-
ween cognate tribes Southern Negade / Abydos at the  middle  Nile against
northern Delta, against the ´Megalithicans´ in Byblos and Palestine?
,
3000 B.C.

b) 1800 years later .- Sea People attack Ramses III. Compareable pictures.
The same double-ended ships and bearded fighters with horned-helms.


                       Related people, despite two millennia between?
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                                 Proto-viking ships.      710 BC 

               

Tansport of  squared timber ( Khorsabad, Sargon II .800 BCE) Supposed to
be Phoenicians. Descendants of the Seapeople ?

              
Robbins, M.  Collapse of the Bronze Age. The story of Greece,Troy, Isreal, Egypt and the
                        People of the Sea. 2001

Spanuth, J. Das entraetselte Atlantis, 1953
Spanuth, J. Die Atlanter, 1976
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