Ancient Middle East: 1175 - 600 BC
in Medinet Habu, Egypt (Rameses IIIs mortuary temple) tell the story of the
Pelesets (Philistines) raiding Egypt during the eighth year of Rameses III
Philistines are thought to have descended
from the Sea Peoples; their artwork is reminiscent of the Greeks. Though their
origins are debated, their expertise in making iron is well known as is their
distinctive feathered headgear and their use of spears and round shields. The Philistines inhabited the southern coast
of Canaan along with their enemies, the Israelites. The Bible recounts how the
Israelites would go down to the Philistines, who had chariots of iron, to have
their plows, axes, and sickles sharpened.
The most famous Philistines in the Bible were the giant Goliath and the
temptress Delilah. Babylon destroyed
the Philistine cities around 600BC.
Gray construction paper (12 in. x 18 in.) or other color of
choice - 1 piece
Blue construction paper (12 in. x 18 in.) or other color of
choice 2 pieces
Tape (clear packing tape)
Glue stick or glue
Duct tape version:
Brown paper grocery bag
Gray duct tape 1 each
Blue duct tape or other color of choice 1 each
Scissors bandage scissors or other sharp scissors work best
for cutting duct tape
Laminate construction paper - to extend the life
of the hat (buy by the roll and buy good quality). Low quality laminate will
separate from paper quickly.
Foam sheets large (12 in. x 18 in.) or by the
roll (18 in. x 72 in.) Tape on the inside when possible, use transparent duct
tape on exterior when necessary.