Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Minoan-style Wall Painting at a Canaanite Palace

In the News: The remains of a Minoan-style wall painting, recognizable by the blue background, have been discovered in the ruins of the Canaanite palace at Tel Kabri:

The find joins other frescos found at the site:

Tel Kabri contains the remains of a Canaanite city from the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1550 B.C.E.). The map below shows the site's location (please click to enlarge):

Apparently, the Canaanite rulers of the city wished to associate with Mediterranean culture and not adopt Syrian and Mesopotamian styles of art like other cities in Canaan did. For more details on this find, click here.


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