Dated: September 18, 2003.
From Mr. Roland Kupski of Germany, with notes:
The Philistines (pīleshet) with feather-crown and some iron weapons and the shields are representing the theory of the Cretic - Minoic Origin (the Crethi and Plethi of the Bible, Life-guard of King David).
The guys with the viking-like Helmets are the most discussed. Is there an origin in northern Germany/Sweden/Norway or were they Celtic Warriors? I cannot believe this - but....one is blond...but really I tend to the theory of the Etruscian or Danaic (Greek) origin.
They are very colourful, as the sources tell us. Persian/Scythian Origin? We really donīt know. I decided to give them a more Asiatic outfit, may be, others will throw up their hands in horror.....
Many thanks to Mr. Roland Kupski.
(Notes/Bob Murch: Seapeople warriors normally just have the horns on their helmets. However, the Eygptians eventually employed some of their their former enemies as an elite bodyguard for the Pharoah. These are referred to as Sherden. When portrayed on the tombs, the practice is to portray a horned Seapeople style helmet with an Eygptian sun disk between the horns.
Hence, those building a Seapeople or Philistine (or even Mycenean army-as scholars now figure they were all of collapsed Mycenean/Creten empire origins-Santorini going boom and all) trim the round disk off the helmet. For an Eygptian Pharonic bodyguard for Ramses the Great- leave the disc on.)
Some links from the web:
From Penn State University.
From the California Institute for Ancient Studies.
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