- Feb 2011
- Kitchener. Ont.
I think you have the wrong people setting up camp in Amor. Yes the conventional view has always been it was the Sea Peoples, but I'm saying this view is wrong. It was the Hittite alliance of Kode, Carchemish, Arvad & Alishaya.If they had to set up a "camp" or base at Amurru.. They would not be from the local population (not all).
In much the same way as the Hittite alliance assembled camp together near Kadesh a century before.
If some large force of foreigners were destroying the land as they pass through it, would you as a potter stay to try sell them your goods?, or flee like everyone else! What makes you think those foreigners were in any mood to buy/trade anything when they are just helping themselves to anything they want.Then they headed further inland destroying as they went. And raiders are not traders; wouldn't you expect that local craftsmen would add Aegean decorations to native pottery if there was some demand from groups of outsiders passing through?
The texts tells us those Sea People came by boat to attack the Delta, what would they be doing making a camp in Amor?