University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Lauren Ristvet

Reports from the Field

Illuminating a Dark Age: New Work at Satu Qala, Iraq

By: Lauren Ristvet and Cinzia Pappi

In 1177 BCE, the armies of Ramses III, the pharaoh of Egypt, fought pitched battles on land and sea against a motley group of opponents that the Egyptians christened the Sea Peoples. Before reaching Egypt, the Sea Peoples had already menaced cities and kingdoms in Anatolia (modern Turkey) and up and down the Eastern Mediterranean […]