- Feb 2011
- Kitchener. Ont.
You'll notice the Vikings only raided towns & villages, they did not take on a city-state with a national army.I can see a potential analogy with the Vikings. They did not start their raids at the level of nation states, that came later, and in those earlier times did not seem to suffer from a lack of weapons of ships. While we don't know about the Sea Peoples to anything like the extent we know about the Vikings, I don't see a compelling reason to discount a similar situation occuring in the eastern Mediterranean nearly two thousand years earlier.
The Viking comparison (suggested by Radford) only really bears comparison with the likes of the Lycians, known pirates of the Aegean.