Canaanite terracota amphora, Middle Bronze Age, 1850-1550 B.C.

DESCRIPTION
Large amphora consisting of four handles around the perimeter. It would be used as the main means of transport and storage of wine. The territory of Canaan was from 4000 B.C. the connection between East and West. It was inhabited by very diverse peoples, such as Amorites, Jebusites, Hyksos, Philistines, Phoenicians, Arameans and Hebrews, who finally conquered the territory. From settlements like Jericho, Ugarit, Tyre or Damascus, the Canaanites were dedicated to trade with the neighboring lands of Mesopotamia or Egypt. More than one thousand two hundred kilometers could be crossed on foot by the Canaanite clans to reach their destinations. The routes ran from Mesopotamia to Egypt, where family groups loaded with goods for exchange would travel.


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