The Sea Peoples & The Late Bronze Age Collapse // Ancient History Documentary (1200-1150 BC)

  • Published on Sep 26, 2020
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    14:20 ONE - END OF AN AGE
    29:57 TWO - BLACK SHIPS
    42:59 FOUR - THE SHERDEN
    1:03:25 FIVE - THE SHEKELESH
    1:14:05 SIX - THE LUKKA
    1:24:56 SEVEN - THE CARCISA
    1:29:08 EIGHT - THE EKWESH
    1:50:25 NINE - THE TERESH
    1:55:55 TEN - THE PELESET
    2:08:42 ELEVEN - THE TJEKKER
    2:12:00 TWELVE - THE DANUNA
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    Some of the sources used in this production:-
    - N.K. Sandars - The Sea Peoples
    - Robert Drews- The End of the Bronze Age
    - Jeffrey P. Emmanuel - Black Ships & Sea Raiders
    - Eric H. Cline - 1177: The Year Civilisation Collapsed
    - Trevor R. Bryce - The Kingdom of the Hittites
    - Trevor R. Bryce - Letters of the Great Kings
    - Eric H. Cline et al - The Ahhiyawa Texts
    - John Chadwick - The Mycenaean World
    - Jacquetta Hawks - Dawn of the Gods
    - Eric H. Cline et al - The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean
    - Harry Fokkens et al - The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age
    & many more
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Comments • 8 501

  • History Time
    History Time  Year ago +4645

    Alright then guys. Months of effort on this one. Nearly broke me. Glad to have it finally out there. Who do you think the Sea Peoples were? Let me know what you think in the comments! Don't forget to like, subscribe, comment etc and why not share with a like minded friend. Where would you like to see me go and film next once it's a bit easier to travel? Thanks for watching and see you next time

    • Capn Smashem
      Capn Smashem Month ago

      Could have been a group of Vikings and N a time Americans, crazier things have happened. XD

    • cait szulborski
      cait szulborski 3 months ago

      I have to get to the school now

    • Samuel Morgenson
      Samuel Morgenson 4 months ago

      In 👋🏼 I go

    • Zac
      Zac 7 months ago

      Yeah🙋🏻‍♂️ lol

  • Frank Oesterheld
    Frank Oesterheld 6 months ago +1584

    I'm a professional archivist and historian, originally specialized in the Ancient Near East. You managed to tell the story using solid, established scholarship while also bringing in some of the newer stuff as well without falling off the horse on either side. That is very difficult indeed and it is quite an achievement. This would get the highest marks in any MA program in the US. Very well done.

    • Amber Servold
      Amber Servold 11 days ago

      @Simon Peter's Teachings A Master's teaching! 🙏🤲

    • Vercingetorix
      Vercingetorix 16 days ago

      @sumba jumba Yup!

    • sumba jumba
      sumba jumba 16 days ago

      @Vercingetorix isnt Catholic Church run by them too

    • Vercingetorix
      Vercingetorix 16 days ago

      @sumba jumba Gay!!!!!!

    • sumba jumba
      sumba jumba 16 days ago +1

      @Vercingetorix roman and greek armies promoted homosexuality in their ranks
      it is often not told as these days it is not considered masculine

  • Dan B
    Dan B 3 months ago +53

    Great content! I really loved the line about "If you believe the Pharoah's propaganda, they never lost, but it appeared that they kept winning closer and closer to home". That's just good writing.

    • Frank Moore
      Frank Moore 5 days ago

      Yes. Do you ever watch CNN or PBS? Uncannily similar to the Pharaoh's propaganda.

    • cameron mclean
      cameron mclean 9 days ago

      That's what Arsene Wenger said about the gooners til they had their own collapse

  • dk2853
    dk2853 3 months ago +278

    This feels like a professional documentary that could play on TV, you did a great job!

    • Schlimmer Finger
      Schlimmer Finger Month ago +1

      i thought it's a tv show, too...

    • carly faith
      carly faith Month ago +7

      i thought that’s what i was watching!!!

    • Gavin Sandlin
      Gavin Sandlin 2 months ago +7

      @Dee Scobie they used to

    • Dee Scobie
      Dee Scobie 2 months ago +26

      No, definitely not. The documentaries on TV suck - hence why we all here 😅😅

  • Mickey A. Bacination
    Mickey A. Bacination Month ago +98

    Imagine growing up hearing about the sea people your whole life, keeping lookout, and coming up with plans for when they showed up. Then one day, years later, you see them. Black sails on the horizon. That must've been terrifying. It's like a real life horror movie.

    • Mickey A. Bacination
      Mickey A. Bacination 2 days ago

      @Rob nice! I've watched it probably a dozen times. Hope you enjoyed it.

    • Rob
      Rob 3 days ago +1

      I was torn on wether or not I’d watch this one, and this comment totally sold me!

    • mikey bump
      mikey bump 19 days ago +1

      @Thomas Yergin what an amazing way of looking at us. Thanks for that

    • Blaise Hope
      Blaise Hope 19 days ago

      What a weak ending to a strong comment

  • Huge Hombre
    Huge Hombre Year ago +1807

    I won't lie, when I clicked on this while baked as fuck I was expecting it to be some Ancient Aliens-style pseudohistory based on the title, but here I am coming back to this video every few weeks. I genuinely think this video is an achievement, especially in the absence of any decent free historical programming and doubly impressive for a one man project, it's reignited my childhood love for ancient history. thanks, man

    • GR
      GR 19 days ago

      I guess they didn't realize the danger until it was too late or they could have worked together, the kingdoms I mean. Makes you wonder if they all United and had a last stand if they could have saved themselves

    • Kathern Hodson
      Kathern Hodson 4 months ago

      Excellent history presented with options for the ones that seemed to come out of the wood work..k

    • Johnny Kush
      Johnny Kush 4 months ago

      How did the title make you think that?

    • Iain Neary
      Iain Neary 4 months ago

      Well said!

    • David Ulrich
      David Ulrich 4 months ago +1

      You, sir….hilarious!

  • Kimberly Stanley
    Kimberly Stanley 4 months ago +104

    I really love History Time, and this one, along with the Doggerland one are my favorites. The video is really well made, and if you a follower of current events, is is very easy to see parallels between the Bronze Age and today. It is an oversimplification, but one take away from this documentary for me was how disrupting trading networks for a sustained period can lead to a domino-like collapse of civilization. I believe you referred to this as “system collapse” in your video. I am hopeful that something like this couldn’t happen to us today, but this documentary along with the recent supply chain problems, really make me think about how easy it could be to have our own “cyber-age collapse”. Thanks for taking the time to do such a great job, and helping me to think!

    • Boo Bah
      Boo Bah 2 months ago +4

      @Kimberly Stanley Two points: The folks who blockaded crossings weren't the Freedom Convoy, albeit they _are_ groups inspired by and hold similar aims. Same movement, different organizations.
      Second: It's not that they don't trust science; they don't trust _scientists._ Who are people with many and varied motivations; some of those motivations may conflict with disseminating the unvarnished truth.
      And the idea that anyone should trust their government... well, I guess it's a good thing you're watching a history channel.

    • Kimberly Stanley
      Kimberly Stanley 3 months ago +2

      @McPsychen Dork well, in general I support people demonstrating and holding governments and corporations accountable. I tend to take a John Stuart Mill view toward people/groups I disagree with. Meaning that I believe people need the freedom to express alternative opinions. Naturally, when people demonstrate (or on this case blockade an international border) they have to be prepared for the consequences. Some have been arrested and fined and that seems appropriate, since they broke the law. But, I don’t think punishing these people will address the underlying issue, which is that a significant group of people do not trust their governments or science.

    • Kimberly Stanley
      Kimberly Stanley 3 months ago +4

      @Jon A. it really, really does! People really should spend a lot more time studying history, and maybe, just maybe, we could avoid making some of the mistakes of the past.

    • Jon A.
      Jon A. 3 months ago +2

      Yes history always repeats itself

  • teresa chavez
    teresa chavez Month ago +7

    This is one of the most comprehensive documentaries I've ever watched. This answered a lot of questions I had, what led up to it, and how it played out. This is what history class SHOULD have been like otherwise I wouldn't be this old and not know. lol It ties myth into legend into history fact . Well done and huge kudos for all your efforts!!!

  • Jeremy Zimmerman

    Your histories are breathtakingly awesome, friends! I have been a history-phile for many years and your presentations about the Phoenicians and this about the mysterious seal people are works for art and inspiration. Thank you SO much!

  • Julie Hobbs
    Julie Hobbs Month ago +8

    This is my FAVE... I'm now watching it for the 4th time! You did such an amazing job streamlining this complicated timeline into a coherent, extremely thorough and infinitely interesting epic story! Thank you for your dedication to humanity's heritage and all the hard work and research you so clearly put into these impressive productions of history! It's mind-boggling that you do all of this on your own! You really are a one-man-team! 🤯👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🤓🤘🏻

    • Choke City
      Choke City Month ago

      Same but I haven't learned much.. it's good to fall asleep to though 😅

  • Lori Jernstedt
    Lori Jernstedt Year ago +4604

    I'm a 61year old Disabledd woman in R rural Pennsylvania and my funds are extremely limited. I write this because I sure would've liked to have helped you continue sharing your knowledge.
    Being disabled I cannot get out and certainly not to any of the places you've taken me.
    I'd like to thank you ever so much for all the many enjoyable hours I've spent learning from you and visiting so many exotic places at your side seemingly. Seriously, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!

    • Matthew Maguire
      Matthew Maguire 9 days ago

      @matthew west wait till you see them with your own eyes then you will know the truth about how they give bits and pieces of truth in movies and tv programs.

    • matthew west
      matthew west 15 days ago

      @QHHT Practitioner Apostle Matthew DUDE.... draconians was a fictional thing on dr who. Hope you don't beleive all the star wars/star tracks stuff to be real too

    • Proud American
      Proud American Month ago

      @Mae Picnic haaa. Small it is

    • Mae Picnic
      Mae Picnic Month ago +1

      @Proud American wth I’ve seen you comment on other videos lol small world of ppl seeking information I guess

  • Camilla Douraghy
    Camilla Douraghy 2 months ago +25

    Great job! I found this both interesting and compelling. I have always been interested in this time period and was really excited to hear about all this new evidence. Thanks!

  • Falka tyan
    Falka tyan 4 months ago +34

    Your video is awesome! I had no idea about most of the stories you're telling here. It's amazing how you managed to combine all this in a system. So many connections and interactions between the states of old! Just as now, if one part of the world changes, others do as well. Thank you for your efforts!

      LIONFARM 3 months ago

      Exactly 2023/2024 all will change

  • Jon Jennings
    Jon Jennings 3 months ago +18

    Great episode. Thank you for all your work. As a very amateur history buff, I find this period and prior fascinating, like it's a fantasy world as school history starts at and only at Greece, then Rome, then bam Renaissance. But, the sea peoples are a prime example of what happens when a "culture" has little interest in settlements and record keeping. Why are there so many programs and studies covering Rome, Egypt, and China, for example, as opposed to BC era Russian Steppes, because they made it easy.... they were all prolific builders, record keepers, and hype men for their better way of lives.

    • Amethyst Faith Donato
      Amethyst Faith Donato 10 days ago

      I'm a fan here. Thank you for your hard work. I love the way you combined and arrange your thoughts. the words and music, it's very creative, persuasive and informative..very good! Please continue doing such a good colossal job!. You never know, whom you inspire each time they come across your mission.Thank you❤

  • JB Robertson
    JB Robertson 19 days ago +15

    History is repeating itself. Some parts in this documentary sounds like a news story of today. Ya know if we had videos like this when I was in school I would have paid more attention in History class. This was very well done.

  • Connor Golden
    Connor Golden Year ago +441

    I just love how amazing these documentaries of yours are. It’s crazy to think a TheXvid channel is 10x better than the history channel.

    • Dan Furtado
      Dan Furtado Month ago

      I think it's on purpose to dumb people down or possibly people just don't like educational content. I remember in school people seemed to hate history more than other classes for whatever reason.
      This is more interesting than 90% of whatever streaming service originals they put out

    • Michael Alexander
      Michael Alexander 3 months ago

      WORD!! Bro, Disney owns history channel, & National Geographic to name a few. I don't trust much that comes outta them

    • Sam Puati Samuel
      Sam Puati Samuel 4 months ago

      @nexus solaris That's a little harsh

    • Guy Smiley
      Guy Smiley Year ago

      History channel and The Learning Channel used to actually teach history. They're both complete trash now. It feels like so long ago, what happened?

    • Otch Sigua
      Otch Sigua Year ago

      Yes, nice work. Sadly, all the answers are in the Holy Bible, but nobody is following directions and clues as written in Hebrew. Pertinent details are lost in translations and when dualities are ignored. If the Bible says islandS (plural) look for islands. If the direction says Far Far East, don't point at the Middle East. The Bible also mentioned that Eden and the Garden are 2 separate lands, they are not together in the same site. If only biblical scholars follow the Bible instead if their assumptions, they'd find out that the ancient river bed starts from the North Pole, southward between Europe and the Americas, westward all the way to the far far East till it reaches the Marianas and dividing in the Philippines. NASA found the continuous ancient river trenches under the oceans, complete with the fountains of the great deeps (also called active hydrothermal vents), as described in the Bible. Also water flows downward, so the rivers from Eden are shallower in the mid-continental waters and deepest in the Marianas regions where it waters the Garden in the areas close to the "IslandS" of the Philippines.

  • Helen Pourouna
    Helen Pourouna 3 months ago +16

    Wow, that was so very informative. Finally, some insight into the sea people and the mentioned links with Cyprus was of great interest specifically to me as it is where I live and my country of origin. Also when you look at our DNA it is a mix of so many places of origin, the Levant, Near Middle East, Asia Minor, Southern Italy, and Greek (Achaeans), basically most of the areas that you spoke of.All makes sense

    • Denizhan Baytug
      Denizhan Baytug 3 months ago +3

      @Ariste Arvanitidis That's really an enormous overreach to state that.

    • Ariste Arvanitidis
      Ariste Arvanitidis 3 months ago

      Helen, you are Greek, Cypriot-Greek, and yes all those peoples came through Cyprus. The sea peoples seem more like vagabonds forming after a great destruction and nowhere to go. They also went to Crete and destroyed the people there -- except for those that went into the mountains and survived.

  • DIY-NailsBy-MOI
    DIY-NailsBy-MOI 5 months ago +8

    Absolutely brilliant and erudite study of what is arguably the single greatest "event/series of events" that brought the Bronze Age to an end and the people groups who were instigators/participants in said same. A Master scholarwork of sublime trajectory and evidentiary analysis. Kudos!

  • Harriet Lyall
    Harriet Lyall 3 months ago +5

    Awesome 🤩 Now that’s what I call a documentary: detailed, comprehensive and fabulously well illustrated, even the background music’s nice. Like everybody else, it seems, I was dozing when this switched itself on and I awoke to find myself in the middle of the Late Bronze Age Collapse, an era of much conflict but terrific pottery.

  • Blair Colquhoun
    Blair Colquhoun 4 months ago +17

    Back in 1977, I bought a book called Peoples of the Sea by Immanuel Velekovsky. It was about the Sea Peoples. I had it until I moved from Maine back to New Hampshire.I'd read it for the first, and last, time back in the 2000s. It was a good book.

    • Gigachad Longshanks Malleus Scotorum et Iudaeorum
      Gigachad Longshanks Malleus Scotorum et Iudaeorum Month ago +1

      @PhilaRevolutionaryWarrior PA They do… that’s the general consensus. Unless you get your history from Ancient Aliens on the History channel or a similar source.

    • PhilaRevolutionaryWarrior PA
      PhilaRevolutionaryWarrior PA Month ago

      @Gigachad Longshanks Malleus Scotorum et Iudaeorum why don't most historians and scholars agree with your assessment then? 🤔

    • Gigachad Longshanks Malleus Scotorum et Iudaeorum
      Gigachad Longshanks Malleus Scotorum et Iudaeorum Month ago +1

      @PhilaRevolutionaryWarrior PA Plato wrote Atlantis as an allegory and it was a veiled criticism of contemporary Athens.
      Have you actually read what Plato wrote about Atlantis? It’s very clearly a work of fiction.

    • PhilaRevolutionaryWarrior PA
      PhilaRevolutionaryWarrior PA 3 months ago +3

      @Blair Colquhoun I don't have to prove anything to some TheXvid Yahoo, I just added my opinion like everyone else. There's Egyptian oral stories and painted ones the Temple plaza wall that match Plato's of sea people from ATLANTIS with vast navies invading Egypt and taking Egyptians captive. That's enough for me.

    • Blair Colquhoun
      Blair Colquhoun 3 months ago +3

      @PhilaRevolutionaryWarrior PA Two words: PROVE IT! You can't. There's N NO EVIDENCE of a ciiviliza zation before the Bronze Age civilizations of Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, the Hittites, Minoan Crete, and Mycenaen Greece. Speakinng of Minoan Crete, it ay have been Minoan Crete.

  • Stephen Crummey
    Stephen Crummey Year ago +217

    Astonishing stuff, and can’t believe how you just churn this stuff out. As a history graduate and major history freak myself I’m in awe of your work. In a just world the BBC or whoever would sign you up and throw money at you to make whatever you wanted. I’m sure everyone watching this channel would agree, thank you so much your efforts are greatly appreciated.

    • Michael Pettersson
      Michael Pettersson 2 months ago +1

      @Randomly swatching We are talking about an historical person here. Now if someone where to set up one of his plays in Africa with an all black cast then that is another thing but William Shakespeare himself wasn't black. An alternative is to adapt his plays and you may end up like with Akira Kurosawa's movie Ran that is based on Shakespeare's play King Lear.

    • Randomly swatching
      Randomly swatching 2 months ago +1

      @Caitlin YEP

    • Caitlin
      Caitlin 3 months ago +2

      There’s quite a lot of inaccuracies in this video (partner is a classicist specialising in Bronze Age Egypt and Crete, claims like the Sea Peoples caused the downfall of the Egyptian empire or that there were no cities in the eastern Med for 100 years after 1200BCE are just absolutely ridiculous and ahistoric), probably as a result of the pace he’s churning these videos out at on disparate topics not allowing for enough research time.

  • Dr Snooz
    Dr Snooz 3 months ago +3

    What a fantastic video! I remember reading a book about ancient Egypt years ago. They commented on the Sea Peoples, but the research at that point had no idea who they were. The "Sea Peoples" were left dangling out there as this force that destroyed one of the greatest empires in history with no further comment. This research in this vid is top notch. The editing, which kept important names and pictures on-screen when I needed them, put it over the top. It really helped me stay on track with the impeccable presentation. Thank you!

  • Ilana Treston
    Ilana Treston 3 months ago +2

    This was simply wonderful. Very grateful you took the time to review all this material in such an exhaustive but certainly not exhausting manner. Thank you.

  • Alexander Genualdi
    Alexander Genualdi 4 months ago +8

    Thanks for this, I've never seen such a detailed breakdown of the Sea Peoples, and they've always fascinated me.

  • Janet Ruh
    Janet Ruh 4 months ago +4

    Brilliant! The most extensive & concise explanation I have ever seen on the Sea Peoples. Thank you for all your hard work.

  • andrew zook
    andrew zook Year ago +442

    Your documentaries are so good. The various cable networks that used to play shows like this should hire you. It's amazing how 1 guy puts entire networks and all their money to shame. Keep up the awesome work!

    • Marco Rodrigues
      Marco Rodrigues 4 months ago

      De fato eu Calei ele em 9000 years mil years com Cristo na Terra .e depois o juízo e vai ficar só 8000 yeas depois do Juízo Final. E só a# depois não conta mais anos na Eternidade não a números meses anos dias não a 🌒 não a universo 🌌 não a Sol 🌤️!

    • Sam Puati Samuel
      Sam Puati Samuel 4 months ago


    • LuftWaffe ME 109bf
      LuftWaffe ME 109bf 4 months ago +1

      @Sam Puati Samuel i didn't say i didn't appreciate it . All i said its just like a sample and the books mentioned in the description (the one i have mentioned included) are far better and are actually the source material used to make this video i even recognised some narrated and where they were quoted from .

    • Sam Puati Samuel
      Sam Puati Samuel 4 months ago +1

      @LuftWaffe ME 109bf How about some appreciation for the fantastic work here before mentioning other sites.

    • Condoriano
      Condoriano 4 months ago +2

      @Victor McClellan do you mean to tell me there are other historical events? you must be one of those conspiracy theorists.

  • Ezzo von Achalm
    Ezzo von Achalm 4 months ago +4

    Thank You for this overwhelming review of the sea peoples, full with new revealing insides.
    Concerning the distribution of the Urnfield culture I was surprised that this horizont could correspond to the LIGURIAN culture. The Ligurians (Greek Ligues) were a group of preindoeuropean ethnies that colonised northern Europa beggining with the end of the last wurmian glaciation 15.000 years ago and extending as numerous oro- hydro- and toponyms indicate from Scottland (kingdom of ALBA on ALBION) to Sicily and from the hercynian forest to the coasts of Iberia.The Ligurians founded Alba Longa, the aristocratic rival of the new plebeic city of Rome, but were chased later to Sicily by the Etruscan, were they founded a new Ligurian kingdom.The Ligurians left numerous inscriptions in their preindoeuropean language around the lakes of northern Italy ( the so-called Lepontic inscriptions, collected by Warmought' s pre italic dialects.)
    Ufortunately the " Celtic" wave tried to cancel the existence of these Ligurian inscriptions on stone, arms, potery, by falsely declaring them "Celtic".These Lepontic inscriptions are older than the first latin inscriptions and almost contemporary with Mycenian linear B. and their language is clearly PREindoeuropean.
    The Ligurians were the dominant ethnic populations that ruled western Europa from say 12000 AD down to the present Era.

  • Ballsack69
    Ballsack69 3 months ago +13

    The bronze age collapse and the late bronze age in general is imo one of the most interesting times in history, with the Minoan civilization being my favourite.

  • Lala Zee
    Lala Zee Month ago +2

    God this is truly MAGNIFICENT. I'm in awe of what you've created here. I've always wanted to know about the Sea Peoples that are briefly mentioned but never explained in history shows. Thank you for all of your hard work!

    • Joycelyn Brandon
      Joycelyn Brandon 19 days ago

      Fabulous presentation!

    • Robert Hurtt
      Robert Hurtt Month ago

      Did u know that when we take the lords name in vain it can allow bad things to happen to us ,that is why it's called cursing.

  • Jimmy Lim
    Jimmy Lim 3 months ago +7

    History aside, I love how it has an effect in video games, mostly in RPGs-you normally start with a copper weapon, then upgrade it in order of the historic timeline: copper, bronze, iron, silver, gold, platinum, titanium, mythril...

  • Loki09
    Loki09 Year ago +144

    I can’t believe this is a one man operation. You, sir, are incredible. How I wish I’d had this documentary when I was taking a course on ancient Egypt. The professor spent about two minutes on the Sea Peoples and even in my ignorance, I knew there had to be more! This is one of those mysteries that traverses time and is inescapably fascinating. I enjoyed this opus of yours immensely and will be re-watching several times. This is the absolute best piece of research on this subject I have ever come across. And, the music is perfect.

  • Amalia Pursell
    Amalia Pursell Month ago

    Really impressive that I've watched almost all of it and I never noticed you misspeaking the date compared to how it shows on screen. Its extremely difficult to talk at length about history without accidentally saying the wrong century or reversing/transposing numbers.
    You can see this happen in many history TheXvid channels with much shorter videos.
    They have the date clearly marked on screen so no one is misled, but after more than an hour I never saw you having to correct the narration with a text display.

  • Maria Marin
    Maria Marin 2 months ago

    I think students would learn so much more if these videos would be shown to them during History classes!
    Great documentary! As the usual! 👌👍👌👍

  • Kim S Horner
    Kim S Horner 3 months ago

    The depth to which you go in your research is captivating. I've watched it several times now because there is so much information to take in. You must continue your work! Looking for other work you've done and and eager for future documentaries. Thank you. Your hard work has caught my interest!

  • lheagallant
    lheagallant 7 days ago

    I recently started working from home. And you & David are my most cherished background "noise". I have gone through History of Universe, History of the Earth, and now History Time. I'm a philosophy major with a passion for cosmology, and history, you guys' work on any of these documentaries is just AMAZING! To quote David... "And so" I just want to let you both know how grateful I am for what you do ❤

  • ewfisher89
    ewfisher89 Year ago +587

    This is better quality than just about everything the History channel produces these days, AND IS ACTUAL HISTORY AND NOT REALITY TV. You good sir just got another subscriber.

    • Fernando Aguila Gonzalez
      Fernando Aguila Gonzalez 9 months ago

      @Mikael Gaiason
      Thats how ancient history is, there is no straight awnser, there is alwas a "perhaps it was"

    • Emery Johnson
      Emery Johnson Year ago

      Ancient alien theorist hypothesize that the Pyramids are around 5000 years old but contain markings that date back 8000 years.

    • Micah Foley
      Micah Foley Year ago

      yeah, and i remeber when Mtv had music... Ha! We sound old. And very correct. But old.

  • Shelley arnold
    Shelley arnold 6 days ago

    Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into this 👍

  • Kunstdesfechtens
    Kunstdesfechtens 18 days ago

    This is one of my favourite history videos on YT. Beautifully done!

  • erin mcdonald
    erin mcdonald 2 months ago

    One of my favorites! Lost count of how many times I've re-watched, not to mention commented. But, I had to say that your blood, sweat, and tears show in this treasure you've created and in your other work. It should be satisfying to know that your work is classic, that it will stand the test of time.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and making it widely accessible. 💜🌍🍀

  • Alexander the ferret

    Very well done. Your dedication and knowing of the subject is remarkable. Excellent documentary. It is always more than interesting to bear in mind, listening to the names of all of those different peoples, that one did not fell from a tree on Earth some years ago. One comes, or is related, to some or more than one of those several groups of people you mention. We are another link in a queue of members, a line of people that goes that far back in time and beyond.

  • Red Pill Philosopher
    Red Pill Philosopher 11 months ago +537

    This is by far the best documentary I have ever watched expositing the Bronze Age collapse. I want to commend you for your efforts, and I thank you for your time and dedication to this upload, a crowning achievement for your channel.

    • Red Pill Philosopher
      Red Pill Philosopher 4 months ago +3

      @Sailrjup12nh “Phoenicians” (Φοινικες) is an Ancient Greek designation for the Canaanites that enters into the archaeological record immediately after the Bronze Age collapse. How the “sea peoples” may have assimilated into the region historically termed “Canaan” by the neighboring ancient Egyptians and Hurrians is a matter of debate among modern historians.

    • Cheri Brodeur
      Cheri Brodeur 4 months ago +2

      And here we are facing it all again with open borders!

    • Jesus is LORD
      Jesus is LORD 6 months ago +1

      Repent to Jesus Christ!
      “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
      ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭42:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • Sailrjup12nh
      Sailrjup12nh 6 months ago +2

      So are these ancient sea peoples the Phoenicians? Or are they a completely different ethnic group. I always though the Phoenicians were the first sea people of the ancient Mediterranean.

    • Juliana Valsecchi Barboza
      Juliana Valsecchi Barboza 9 months ago +8

      So true!

  • Scott Saleff
    Scott Saleff Month ago

    Job well done Pete, I can listen to your programs for hours on end and yes the autoplay does bring me to history time repeatedly which is fine with me. Thanks again Pete for all your hard work !

  • BiscuitsInSeptember
    BiscuitsInSeptember 2 months ago

    The quality and educational and entertainment factors of this work are astounding. Fantastic job. I will be checking out more from History Time.

  • Michael Alexander
    Michael Alexander 3 months ago +5

    I was hoping for more creatures & abominations from the deep, myself. Kind of a let-down there, but totally not your fault. I felt like I was watching Troy at a few points. Except a historically accurate version without all the stupid dialogue. Aside from that, excellent presentation. Sardinia looks amazing, I had no idea about those rock towers.

  • Vonda Hartsock-Oneil
    Vonda Hartsock-Oneil 4 months ago +8

    My 14th time watching. I love this. You did an AMAZING JOB, Kudos. I would look up Dr. Fairchild in Turkey. He has pictures of so many ancient ruins that have NOT EVER been seen by archaeologist, nor excavated. He's written tons of articles and books. He gives lectures about the Biblical History and just the history in general of that area. He said that the Turkish people themselves had no idea how big of a part of History that area played, nor did they know all the ruins existed. Turkey just doesn't have the money for excavations or preservation. HE POSSIBLY has information that could help you. Then you could add an update to this vid or any number of others. Dr. Eric Klein's lecture on the Sea Peoples was lacking. Yours in AWESOME and more detailed than his IMO. THANK YOU again for all the hard work.
    He said that many of the Pirates, settled in Rough Galicia. He prob has archaeological evidence. He has tons, spanning all ages. He is an OLD Testament Scholar and a Historian. Seriously I think he has info. NONE of the stuff he's found is in print, or written about. He is the only person in the WORLD, LITERALLY who has and still does, walk Turkey. He goes where others won't or haven't. His photos are the ONLY ones in existence of most of the ancient ruins and inscriptions. He's found many temples with Menorahs on them. The bull symbol, and he even found an intact Roman Road that was merely overgrown. The very one Paul of the Bible walked. Everyone was illiterate in those times. It was the priests who went around and told the about the Bible. I'M NOT pushing BIble History, but as you say....there is a link. I think the Professor has it. He named many of the invaders.

    • Hubie Maddox
      Hubie Maddox 4 months ago

      @Vonda Hartsock-Oneil
      I don’t know, the Wizard of Oz got my attention growing up at school, & throughout my life - everything seems to be going round & Round as Ancient History before the Bible means modern history.
      Atlantis - Lemuria & Before Families we’re developing their own religions.
      Rulers were always tied to DNA no matter what species of a Being as Designed.
      Earth is No Doubt a Prison Planet by Cooperating under Corporate Capitalists Rules
      There is No Doubt, We are participating in the merging of two eras which are now taking place.
      The Meek Shalt BE Awarded - A New Earth (No Matter where we came from) We are evolving as One.

    • Vonda Hartsock-Oneil
      Vonda Hartsock-Oneil 4 months ago

      @Baby Boo p.s. I forgot to mention that YES I AGREE WITH YOU about the Bible and having to Study it, AND in the language it was originally written in. That's why Bible study is so important. You can and will never know it all, and takes a lifetime of study to really understand the Bible. I think if it were taught correctly, more ppl would be interested and not declare it some "fairy tale" OH that irks me. lol. Anywho, This guy here, is VERY Thorough. I've been on YT since it's inception, and This has to be the best and most complete and detailed History Series ever.'s not some short 15 min video a week for months on end. You can't get anywhere that way. Constantly forgetting what was said 6 months ago lol. I prefer this format and style. GOD BLESS

    • Vonda Hartsock-Oneil
      Vonda Hartsock-Oneil 4 months ago

      @Baby Boo Hello, I LOVE Dr. Chuck Missler TOO. Yes, he teaches the Bible like no other. If I had been taught the Bible like he teaches it. My life would have changed as a teen and prob. altered my life course. So much better than any "hollywood sci fi movie" as well lol. No worries about long posts. I do the same, and figure no one will read them anyway, but..YOU DID. Thanks.

  • Deke Dean
    Deke Dean 3 months ago

    A well done segment of history I didn't know existed. A fascinating documentary on the why's and wherefores of the collapse of Bronze Age Mediterranean history. Informative and enlightening!

  • Rina Dror
    Rina Dror 3 months ago +5

    Time travel. One of the most invested episodes. Intellectual experience: knowledge of history, geography, archeology, and culture ,and everything comes to life. I sat fascinated. I am an Israeli. I know from biblical stories the history of the land of Canaan and its neighbors. The story of the Philistines in their war in Israel and David's victory over Goliath is the symbol of Israeli heroism.Thank you.

  • Katuzzi
    Katuzzi Month ago

    Great content, would love to see a documentary on the Hittites kinda mysterious civilization in relation to the others

  • Erin O'Shea
    Erin O'Shea Month ago +1

    When you say it nearly broke you I am immediately slightly panicked like, this guy must be supported at all costs. Heading to the patreon as soon as i can. It’s on my list! I have never been so interested in history as since finding HT (and now some channels you recommend too). The stuff on TV is inane and untrustworthy, and growing up in USA public school it was stilted and slanted. By contrast, HT content is incredible, totally accessible for a layperson to dive into, but not holding back on the deeply researched details. After about a year of watching these, coming back and re-watching i now have more context and recognize themes and history is coming alive for me. Thank you!!!

  • Sean Henry
    Sean Henry 2 days ago

    The sea peoples were as described, except each 10th "person" on average had been infested with red fungi - little known family above the 144k+ documented species.
    Each of these "10th" spread the red fungi and vegetarian gluttony habits according to renown French archeologist (and noted vegetarian) Pepe Le Pew (Arkham U).

  • Zachary Denny
    Zachary Denny 16 days ago

    Beautiful job mate, thanks for the well researched and informative video!

  • Papin47
    Papin47 4 months ago

    An admirably in depth lesson into ancient history Pete Kelly! Subscribed mere seconds into bumping into your channel!

  • John Papp
    John Papp 2 months ago

    If you’re ever in the neighborhood (Southern California near the Salton Sea) you might want to check out Slab City, which is arguably as close as you’re going to presently come to what we call the Wild, Wild West. This could be a contemporary piece, which would make an interesting contrast to some of your excellent ancient history work.

  • Brennan Rairdan
    Brennan Rairdan 11 months ago +47

    I love finding historical documentaries on TheXvid, especially lengthy ones. Most are taken from TV but this, the fact that it's entirely made by you, that's fantastic! Kudos! You've gained a new subscriber!

  • Andrew Films
    Andrew Films 3 months ago +2

    Amazing documentary on a fascinating subject! And free as well! Thank you, man, keep doing what you're doing!

  • chuxmix65
    chuxmix65 5 months ago +2

    I'd love an episode on the evidence of contact between Europe and "The Isles" before 55 and 54 BC.
    How did Julius know it would be cool to invade over there?
    He wouldn't have done it without prior contact.

  • Kathy Egbert
    Kathy Egbert 2 months ago

    Absolutely fascinating. Well done! You should be doing these as miniseries.

  • Jac M
    Jac M Month ago

    Amazing, thank you. I have been obsessed with this topic for almost 20 years. Vikings in Vinland is my second obsession, not much known about it.

  • Profett
    Profett 11 months ago +137

    This channel gives me the old History Channel vibes, Ancient Empires and the old documentaries. Weird place to be hit with nostalgia, considering it is History Time. Thank you for what you do, incredibly insightful and well explained.

    • Ron Doiron
      Ron Doiron 3 months ago


    • Amethyst
      Amethyst 3 months ago +1

      @Joa Sok aliens must of took over the history channel

    • Joa Sok
      Joa Sok 3 months ago +1

      Yeah now its only Ancient Aliens lolol

    • Ricky Tworivers detecting
      Ricky Tworivers detecting 3 months ago

      Thank you ❤️👍

    • alexander valaris
      alexander valaris 4 months ago +5

      You know what changed? CEOS who only care about their airhead wife and family. Who cares the shows they create are absolute crap the ratings are good (sarcasm). They care about being able to vacation to a mansion in Cape cod for the summer not the quality of crap they produce.

  • just here to watch the world burn

    This is a great video. This is my second viewing. I made it halfway through the first time before falling out so I'm going again! I want to know how this all went down. Such a thorough understanding could not be achieved without a great deal of work on your part. Thank you History Time.

  • R Brmcmb
    R Brmcmb 3 months ago

    Fantastic! Thank you. History is most Definitely more multi-faceted than some theories allow for. This is the first presentation to ever give me that recognition and grasp. Inspiring.

  • bm packer
    bm packer 3 days ago

    Fabulous content!! My English teacher in 1970s told our class that she must teach us the Iliad and Odyssey are myths and not real. She would love this program as do I.

  • nimeni
    nimeni 3 months ago +2

    It was great, I didn't expect that, congratulations! Now, since you asked, I really am interested in Dacians (greek Δάκοι “Dakoi” or Daos, “Daoi”), in Thraco-Getae context. In present-day Romania, there is well-known the Draco, a standard flown by the Dacians, featuring a wolf head. Ancient cultures artefacts show indigenous people here from stone ages, later influenced by indo-europeans invasions and many others in following centuries. Some of these cultures are: Petresti, Vadastra, Cucuteni-Tripolie, Gura Baciului, Vinca, Boian, Cernavoda, Gumelnita, Hamangia. There's so much and so old history here and we still know so little about it, due to lack of written information like other forgotten civilisations and poor archeological study.

  • Johnson Hunglo
    Johnson Hunglo 3 months ago +2

    Is it possible that the 'Sea People' were generational descendants of the expelled Hyksos?
    After they were expelled from Egypt, where did they go?
    There seems to be a connection there.
    There is a three-five hundred year gap between the two events.

  • Frieda
    Frieda 3 months ago

    I really enjoyed this. I learned some stuff and it left me curious on how we and our cultures are still linked to these ancient on es.
    Only you pronouncing the word "king" with a hard k at the end made me giggle every time. "The powerfull kink of egypt..." 😅

  • S.A.R Histories
    S.A.R Histories 2 months ago

    The collapse of the Bronze Age is an interesting period with more questions than answers. Great video and well presented.

  • Lukas Akadian
    Lukas Akadian 4 months ago +1

    Randomly came up in my recommended, bc I watch a lot of ancient history videos.
    Glad to see actual learning on TheXvid. Thanks for doing this.

  • History with Cy
    History with Cy Year ago +106

    Wow, your way of telling this story while presenting the solid evidence for everything that you covered is absolutely incredible. Of all of the programs on the Sea Peoples out there (I've seen a bunch lately), this one is the Shahenshah of them all! Great job man, this one will forever be a History Time classic!

  • Samuel Oteo
    Samuel Oteo Month ago

    I just finished the whole video, and I find that I need to return and watch this a few times to digest this great narrative. Thanks so much I think this is the best information about the people of the sea. Great information

  • piratexxxking
    piratexxxking Month ago

    Great video. Bronze age history is very fun to learn about. Especially with the possible connections to ancient poems like Homer and Illiad

  • Ernest Williams
    Ernest Williams 4 months ago +1

    Excellent presentation "The Sea People" have always been a sub-note in any historical documentations as the tangible evidences are so slime no one has organized it so well. As to who are the Sea People are, my feelings before were that hey were the refugees from the broken lands across the Mediterranean. But as you have pointed out they may others may have come from much farther way. You have indeed done a fine work. EBW M.Ed. USN Ret.

  • Juli
    Juli 3 months ago +1

    Thank you for all your effort. It was such a pleasure to watch this documentary

  • D Santana
    D Santana Year ago +133

    The quality of your show reminded me what History, Discovery and other channels used to be when they first started. Super professional and interesting work!

    • average joe
      average joe Year ago +2

      Discovery still has some good documentaries.

    • theboyoofoly
      theboyoofoly Year ago +4

      Before the "reality show" trend

  • Jake Weisenberger
    Jake Weisenberger Month ago

    Great video, I knew next to nothing of ancient civilizations before I started viewing your videos. Keep at it Pete.

  • Karyn Hitchman
    Karyn Hitchman 2 months ago

    Brilliant, thank you for our huge effort in putting this together. I want to know more now. I dare say you’ve covered most of what info is available tho huh 🤔

  • James Connor
    James Connor 4 months ago +1

    I love ancient history. This was a great documentary.

  • Karel Dejong
    Karel Dejong 4 months ago

    Very detailed, excellent job on this history tour.

  • mariedebris
    mariedebris 7 months ago +97

    20 minutes in and i can tell how well done and researched this is. thank you for your hard work!

    • XxX One
      XxX One 4 months ago +3

      Dude shut up, I can’t hear the movie. Turn off your cellphones in the movie theater please.

  • ChrisSea
    ChrisSea 3 months ago

    I can't be the only one who loves watching these videos not only for the rich knowledge and the very interesting visual presentation but also because this man's voice is so comforting and soothing. While also being kind of hypnotic. Anyone else?

  • Dorothy Prior
    Dorothy Prior Month ago

    Great programmes. Your research is excellent, and your voice is just right. Best historical progs on the WWW right now. Thank you.

  • Ardabor - Mitos, Misterios y Leyendas

    Thank you very much for such a wonderful documentary. Since I discovered the history of the Sea People, I have been very interested in knowing more and your work has taught me a lot of things that I didnt know. So thank you very much for your effort and dedication.

  • Doug Brown
    Doug Brown 11 days ago

    Well done! That was a fantastic documentary!

  • bitman
    bitman Year ago +93

    I can't believe this is just on TheXvid for free. I learned so much from this video, and you're a fantastic storyteller. Subscribed, and I look forward to tearing through this channel's archive.

    • MrDRUFC1
      MrDRUFC1 Month ago

      @S E The comment is clearly referring to the piece of high quality content that has been researched, presented and created, not knowledge as a concept being free

    • S E
      S E 7 months ago

      Interesting that people think knowledge should be paid for instead of open source

  • Hilde Epp
    Hilde Epp 2 months ago

    This was my introduction to your work and I was glued to the screen for the entire documentary. Thank you. It made me subscribe and hit the bell.

  • Michel Durieux
    Michel Durieux 4 months ago

    Should have way way more likes! Best docu about the sea peoples out there. Love your channel!

  • John Newby
    John Newby 5 months ago +1

    GREAT VIDEOS all of them! Thank you! Phoenicians got copper from native Americans from a Isle Royale in Lake Michigan which was mined for about 1200 years (2500-1200ish BC)

  • Bawlz Mcgruff
    Bawlz Mcgruff 3 months ago

    I have watched this 4 times amazing documentary. Thank you Pete for all your efforts.

  • Matthew Aspros
    Matthew Aspros Year ago +256

    I have watched this twice now, in its entirety. This is hands down one of the best documentaries of the year. Outstanding work.

    • Pedro Abadia
      Pedro Abadia 7 months ago +1

      History shows every civilization raises and falls. One thing we can do is preserve knowledge.... For the next round to maybe take us further down the path of evolution.

    • Joe Mendiuk
      Joe Mendiuk Year ago

      @Patricia Staton acknowledge God. Repent and be saved. That's what. Our civilization is soon coming down, but not by only the will of the wicked, but also and moreso by the will of God! Refer to the Mosaic curse of Deuteronomy 28.

    • joseph hellstern
      joseph hellstern Year ago

      @Joshua Seibert Me too! And i don't want to . Its great

    • Finance Guy Flies 612AB
      Finance Guy Flies 612AB Year ago +1

      I feel like this could’ve been at least 5 different documentaries. Each part practically could be its own stand alone work.

    • Patricia Staton
      Patricia Staton Year ago

      What does us tell us for now days ? please what do I need to know ?

  • D Sharp
    D Sharp 2 months ago

    i watch these documentaries over and over, I LOVE them so much! Pete, you RULE!!

    The GADPHLY Month ago

    Your speculations are well reasoned and wonderfully portrayed. Thanks////

  • Alex Stark
    Alex Stark 2 months ago

    This is really well done. Enjoyable presentation combined with an interesting topic. Thanks very much.

  • Michael Jensen
    Michael Jensen Month ago

    The battle depicted at Medinet Habu was the Battle of the Delta. It was the final victory against the Sea Peoples, but I think the Battle of Djahy earlier that same year would likely have been several times larger in scale. In spite of them probably having the largest navy ever seen in the Mediterranean up to that time, most people joining their forces from the fallen powers of the world would have been gradually gathering into a larger and larger migrating land force.
    Their navy was probably exclusively manned by warriors, with their families living near ports they controlled or traveling with the land force. It would be too expensive to build ships for all of them, and would take too long to teach everyone how to sail. Just try to picture how possible it would be for the Persian army that invaded Greece to have traveled strictly as a navy. It wouldn't work. Most have to travel along the coastline being resupplied by the navy. That's the Sea Peoples as well.

  • M Jin
    M Jin Year ago +31

    Only 25 mins in and it's amazing. Can't believe content this well produced is free on YT. Great job guys, the narration is on point and the pace, so far, is perfect.
    Great stuff guys, I can't believe we have independent creators like you besting heavily funded channels like History channel and Natgeo. It's easy to see why TV us dying.

  • Michael Planchunas
    Michael Planchunas 4 months ago

    During an episode of the popular British series "Time Team", it was stated that around 1200-1180 BC the counties of Devon and Cornwall, were subjected to immense downpours of rain for 20 years. Perhaps this western climate change foreshadowed the climate change farther east that caused Black Sea peoples to come into the Med. and start plundering.

  • Chris Shinghirtis
    Chris Shinghirtis 6 months ago +1

    Interesting vid...I noticed a long time ago archaeologists are keen to record and note great battles but tend to ignore squatting and migration. I believe all these famous civilizations were as much -if not more-influenced by migrations of squatters as by war and conquest. They were probably a hodge podge of people who eventually liked to raise a flag of unity and identity..Egyptians Greeks Assyrians sumerians akkadians..etc..Europeans.. .Americans...etc..etc..etc..all a circumstantial mix of multiple streams colliding over millenia eventually forming an identity...

    • Allen C.
      Allen C. Day ago

      That is the history of the world in a nutshell. Especially Europe and all of the West. América is the New Egypt.

  • Paul Clifford
    Paul Clifford Month ago

    Love your videos. Not crazy about saying "Long thought to be a Biblical fantasy" regarding the Hittites. Who thought this? I know its a minor point, and I really love your work. But watch out for inaccurate generalizations.

  • Chris Kuhr
    Chris Kuhr 4 months ago

    Before now the best answer I heard to the question of who the Sea Peoples were was simply: "We don't really know." After watching the entire video I understand the oversimplified answer. It would have been a tangent that would have required a couple hours to explain.
    I was pleasantly surprised to hear all of the possible origins of these people. Thank you for such a high quality an informative presentation!

  • Andre Dunhos
    Andre Dunhos Year ago +51

    I love how this documentary is framed in an almost apocalyptic way. It is made in such a way it almost feels like a story being told, not the few facts of the distant past we can find. Well done!

  • Michael M
    Michael M 5 months ago +1

    This was truly proffessionally done. Epic.

  • the legion
    the legion 4 months ago +1

    I'm so fascinated by these things and I don't know why. I am fascinated by historical moments long since passed. I do feel like this is a mystery in which we need mystery incorporated to solve though. I feel Velma would be able to figure out exactly who these seafarers where. I'd love to know. Thank you so much for uploading btw . It was so enjoyable and well told.