Re: [tied] Sardinia

From: jpisc98357@...
Message: 16275
Date: 2002-10-15

In a message dated 10/15/02 11:31:45 AM Central Daylight Time, alexmoeller@... writes:

I have tried to find out when appeared the word "Sardinia" in the written sources for first time but I could not find anything. Is there a known ethymology of it?

Dear Alex,

      The Egyptians noted them as Shardana, they are pictured on the reliefs at Ramesses III's temple at Medinet Habu. The battle against the invading Sea Peoples was about 1180 and the temple would have been inscribed after that.  I remember on reference where the Shardana served as mercenaries for the Egyptians in repelling a Libyan invasion of the Delta in 1190.

      I hope that this information is helpful.

Best Regards,  John Piscopo
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