remnants of the Mycenean or Aegean civilizations, which collapsed towards the end of the second millennium bce. Some of these people sailed eastward on the Mediterranean and attacked those living along the littoral; they were repulsed from Egypt (ca. 1190) and settled along the coast of Canaan at about the same time the Israelites were entering the land from the other direction. The biblical Philistines are among the Sea Peoples.