Ilan Sztulman/Tel Mique-Ekron Excavation Project

Two finds from building 350. One eight-inch high, horn-shaped red slipped bottle leans, as if sharing a secret, towards another decorated with red stripes. They are just two of a cache of vessels placed next to each other along a mudbrick bench atop the second of three floors in the northernmost small room of building 350. Twenty lumps of unbaked clay, biconical or round, were discovered in the same room. They resemble other objects, designated as “loom weights,” found at Ashkelon in 12th- and 11th-century B.C.E. strata and on Cyprus. The pottery cache is yet another sign of the spread of the Sea Peoples from the Aegean to Canaan.