During the New Kingdom, there was a profound change in the elite of Egypt and the Levant, which were responsible for the launching and fostering of the mutual relationships between these regions and their rulers in terms of politics, military, economy and culture. To what extent these changes are responsible for the deaths of nations at the end of the late Bronze Age is the aim of this dissertation, in which a phrosographic study of all relevant groups of persons on the basis of egyptian and levantic sources should shed more light on it. Furthermore, there shall be a reconstruction of the channels and modes of communication, in which these gropus of persons had interacted.



This Ph.D. thesis is being written within the program Ancient Object(s) and Visual Studies (AOViS) of the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS).