Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Excavations of ancient Sidon reveal trade links to Crete

A key discovery was a distinctive, finely wrought Minoan cup, the first example of exports to Lebanon from Crete within a closed, dated context. These were highly decorative and probably used at feasts. There are hints at great wealth also in the discoveries of warriors graves. One body wore scarab rings and was buried with an ornamental axe, suggesting ancient Sidon had its share of upper class warlords.

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