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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Dig Spotlight: Ancient Minoans in Israel

A limited archaeological excavation currently being conducted at the Middle Bronze Age site of Tel Kabri holds out the possibility of future seasons of continuing expanded excavations. Excavations and survey work this summer will focus on determining the remaining dimensions and potential features of a Middle Bronze Age palace that contains Minoan-style frescoes, as well as an Iron Age fortress that is attributed to Greek mercenaries. One of the aims of the project, if expanded, will be to deepen current knowledge about the connection between the ancient Minoans of Crete and Greek mariners whose descendants colonized this part of the world and established a foothold. The project organizers hope to expand on the work previously done at the site. Read More


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