Peleset. This ethnonym, which has no earlier occurrence in the Egyptian sources, has been identified with the Biblical Philistines by Jean-François Champollion soon after his decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphic. Now, the Philistines are generally considered newcomers in the Levant, settling in their pentapolis consisting of the towns Asdod, Askelon, Gaza, Ekron, and Gath at the time of the upheavals of the Sea Peoples.
Archaeological Museum of Heraklion: “Fragment of a fresco probably depicting a running military detachment. The leader of the file, wearing a Minoan loincloth and holding two spears has been named the.