Would Brits and Scandinavians have been part of the invasion by the Sea peoples, described by Merneptah as "Northerners from all lands"?
"Merneptah had to carry out several military campaigns during his reign. In the fifth year of his rule, he fought against the Libyans, who— with the assistance of the Sea Peoples— were threatening Egypt from the west. Merneptah led a victorious six-hour battle against a combined Libyan and Sea People force at the city of Perire, probably located on the western edge of the Nile delta. His account of this campaign against the Sea Peoples and Libu is described in prose on a wall beside the sixth pylon at Karnak, which states:
[Beginning of the victory that his majesty achieved in the land of Libya] -I, Ekwesh, Teresh, Lukka, Sherden, Shekelesh, Northerners coming from all lands.".
- AndrewLv 71 day ago
Yes, most definitely. Good one, man. You continue to impress with your Wikipedia scrolling skills. Please keep these insightful gems coming. Lots of food for thought here.
- Anonymous1 day ago
The fact that no sea going ships capable of making the trip have been found in Britain of this date is a major drawback to your hypothesis. There were ships capable of making a crossing of the Channel but to navigate all the way to Egypt would have not been the same kettle of fish. Even the Phoenicians were not capable of reaching Britain at that date.