This paper had its origins in work undertaken by the first-named author while preparing publication of the Hebrew Union College expedition
From the fragmentary evidence in the Iliad, two main focal points become apparent. First, Thessaly emerges as the earliest setting for a medical tradition through the references to Thessalian warriors trained in the techne of healing.
One of the most common myths relating to the use of swords of the Bronze Age (both flange-hilted and full-hilted) relates to the shortness of the hilt, which appears to be too small for practical use. Having now tried out several hundred swords I can reject this myth as unfounded.
The opponents of the central court theory believed that it was not realistic to direct a bull through the interior of a palace without causing damage en route to the central court.
The legends of the Amazons and their battles with the Greeks were popular subjects of ancient Greek art. Images of lone Amazons, of combat between an Amazon and a Greek hero, of general battle scenes, and occasionally of more amicable meetings appear in vase painting, sculpture, and other forms of art.
By Owen Jarus Archaeologists exploring a Bronze Age fortress at La Motilla del Azuer, in Spain, have come across a very lucky man.…
Just as it is within the Odyssey, the story of the wooden horse has been perpetually told and retold. And just as Demodocus is familiar with the tale, so is almost everyone today.
By examining the fresco fragments themselves I establish that the motifs represented and the style of manufacture are in fact Aegean. Textual evidence from the Near East and Egyptian tomb paintings suggest that the Aegean was well-known for its artistic accomplishments and that Aegean goods and the artisans that produced them were treated as elite commodities.
The city of Hazor appears to have been one of the largest in Canaan in the Late Bronze Age, yet no real attempt to trace the source of its affluence has been made. No city can prosper in isolation; hence intercultural relationships are of greatest importance for a city’s development.