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Egyptian bronze collectible figurines make clear historic commerce

Newly found 3,000-year-old bronze collectible figurines which were just lately unearthed in Tanis, Egypt can reply questions on worldwide commerce in historic Egypt, a reseearch group has found.

The examine, which was just lately printed within the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reviews, was led by Dr. Shirly Ben-Dor Evian, Israel Museum Curator of Egyptian Archaeology, and Prof. Erez Ben-Yosef from Tel Aviv College. 

The 4 collectible figurines date again to roughly 3,000 years in the past, to a interval after the collapse of main civilizations. This was the twenty first dynasty of Pharaohs, and so they dominated within the Decrease Egypt metropolis of Tanis – a fraction of the scale of the empire of their ancestors. This was a time of inner strife in Egypt, and there’s no textual account of the time, so when their tombs had been found roughly 80 years in the past, researchers had been confused about why they included so many imported objects.

The bronze collectible figurines had been necessary to the examine as a result of gold can’t be traced again to its supply, however the copper in bronze can.

The analysis group took minute samples from the collectible figurines and found the Egyptian Pharaohs imported them from the southern areas of as we speak’s Israel and Jordan, exhibiting that regardless of the interior strife, Egypt continued to be vital within the area.

 In addition to offering data of the Timna (Israel) and Feynan (Jordan) copper mines, this discovery make clear the relation between Egypt, Biblical Israel and Edom that contributed to Egypt’s prosperity, even at a time of instability and inner strife, disproving the belief that the Bronze Age Collapse was disastrous for worldwide commerce.
An exposition and dialogue on the Tanis necropolis and the findings of the examine can be held on July twentieth, hosted by Dr. Ben-Dor Evian and Professor Erez Ben-Yosef.To RSVP and for extra data, please contact Michal Marmary: Michal@fpci.co.il 054-6610602 or 08-9729114. 

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