Sea People were a group of aggressive seafarers who invaded eastern Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, Cyprus, and Egypt toward the end of the Bronze Age. They are held responsible for the destruction of old powers such as the Hittite empire. They are considered one of the major contributing causes to the Bronze Age Collapse.
“My father, behold, the enemy's ships came; my cities were burned, and they did evil things in my country. Does not my father know that all my troops and chariots are in the Land of Hatti, and all my ships are in the Land of Lukka? ... Thus, the country is abandoned to itself. May my father know it: the seven ships of the enemy that came here inflicted much damage upon us.”
Ammurapi; The last Bronze Age ruler and king of the ancient Syrian city of Ugarit.