posted on Jan, 20 2006 @ 04:08 PM
Yes, trimming 90% off that one piece is rather drastic. But it's not the only thing that doesn't match up. Much more revision is necessary in
order to shoehorn the Sea Peoples into the role of Atlanteans.
To start with, practically everything we know about the Sea Peoples comes from Egyptian writings about them. The Egyptians knew who these "people"
were - actually a conglomeration of various tribes from different locations. They said as much in their writings. We
don't know who they
were mainly because we don't know who the Egyptians were referring to in the names they used for these various tribes. Why do the Egyptians tell us
one story - that Ramses III defeated them, and they tell Plato's Solon another story - that the Athenians defeated them?
And, why do the Egyptians on the one hand spell out exactly who these invaders were in writings at Medinet Habu, and on the other hand tell Plato
(Solon) they were somebody else?
provides reference for the above statements.
Additionally, what we know as the Greek Civilization began around 1100 BC. Why is it that the early Greeks make no mention of Atlantis? Why no
mention at all, all the way up to the time of Plato? Why? because it's likely that people that eventually became the Greeks themselves made up a
generous portion of the "Sea Peoples"
. So much for the Athenians (Athens didn't exist then, either) defeating the Atlanteans in Plato's
Also, and this is another real kicker, it wasn't only the Egyptians that left written records from the time period you ascribe to the Sea
Why is it that we have no similar stories from the other civilizations that existed in the area and in the same time
No, while Plato's fictional
account of the Atlantean civilization may have borrowed heavily from what he knew of the Sea Peoples, as well as
stories of the eruption of Thera (Santorini), neither were the Sea Peoples Atlanteans, nor was Thera Atlantis.