Courtesy Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums

Charioteer vase. This krater was just one of several Late Bronze Age Mycenaean imports uncovered at Dan in a well built tomb that excavators dubbed the “ycenaean tomb” because of its many Mycenaean artifacts. Other funerary offerings included gold and silver jewelry, bronze swords and ivory cosmetic boxes.

The tomb and its contents may date to the heyday of Canaanite Laish and may bear witness to the city”s prosperity and extensive trade relations before its destruction by the Israelites.