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Your own ships did this!

Josephine Quinn: The Hittites

18 February 2016
1177 BC: The Year Civilisation Collapsed 
by Eric Cline.
Princeton, 237 pp., £11.95, September 2015, 978 0 691 16838 8
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... this series of collapses have traditionally been identified as the mysterious ‘Sea Peoples’ who came from the West, possibly the Aegean, to attack and then settle in the Eastern Mediterranean. EricCline’s engaging book shows that this can’t be right. For one thing, there is very little evidence for a coherent group of Sea Peoples, a modern name for two different coalitions that ...

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