Wealthy 3,600-year-old Trading Hub Found in Gaza

The remains of a vast Bronze Age town dating to 3600 years ago has been discovered in Gaza, and has now been shown to be a rich trading hub. The prosperity of its Canaanite inhabitants is evident in discoveries of elaborate gold jewelry, vast amounts of imported pottery and an unprecedented number of scarabs. Continue reading “Wealthy 3,600-year-old Trading Hub Found in Gaza”


Discovery of a 4,000-year-old military network in northern Syria

The discovery of more than a thousand sites in Syria has revised our understanding of the settlement of the steppes during all periods in the history of the Near East. Recently, analysis of aerial and satellite images has enabled the discovery of a vast structured surveillance and communication network dating from the Middle Bronze Age (2nd millennium BCE). Continue reading “Discovery of a 4,000-year-old military network in northern Syria”

Trading Route From Mesopotamia to Scandinavia during the Bronze Age

Spectacular green glass rods dug up in the ancient Egyptian city of Akhetaten and glass beads found in graves in Scandinavia, northern Germany and Romania, all originated in Mesopotamia, a new study has proven. The advanced analysis of the glass brings further proof to the existence of a vast trading system 3400 years ago, in which precious metals, amber and glass were exchanged. Continue reading “Trading Route From Mesopotamia to Scandinavia during the Bronze Age”

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