Courtesy Yigael Yadin

This lovely two-handled Mycenean IIIB vessel, called a pyxides, was discovered with the skeleton of a young girl at Hazor. The cistern containing her bones was part of the destruction layer of the Canaanite city. The presence of Mycenean IIIB vessels in the destruction layer suggests to Yadin that Canaanite Hazor was destroyed in the 13th century, sometime before 1,230 B.C. when the use of Mycenean IIIB pottery ceased.