Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

The Story of Wenamun describes an Egyptian priest’s journey to the Canaan/Phoenician coast to purchase Lebanese cedar trees in the 11th century B.C.E. The account includes a reference to the Sikil settlement at Dor, which is described as a harbor city with a large fleet. Archaeology vastly expands our knowledge of this Sikil city. The Sikils are one of the northern Sea Peoples, as distinguished from the Philistine Pentapolis mentioned in the Bible.