SEA ASSAULT. A large naval battle covers a wall of Ramesses III’s mortuary temple at Medinet Habu (see detail here). Accompanying inscriptions identify the perpetrators as a confederation of island tribes—including the Denyen, Tjeker, and Peleset (Philistines)—who barraged the eastern Mediterranean and Egypt. These “Sea Peoples” sought food and a new homeland. After an intense fight, the Egyptians defeated the Sea Peoples and resettled some of them in Canaan.