The assemblage of eastern Mediterranean Greek pottery excavated at Dor is the largest and most varied ever found. It includes these various types of Attic vases: white ground, left; black burnished, center; and black-and-red figure, right. The small object at lower left is an oil lamp. This assemblage suggests that Dor had a significant Greek population by the Persian period (beginning in the late sixth century B.C.E.), an idea also supported by the discovery at Dor of a Persian-period Greek temple and the earliest Greek inscriptions in Palestine. Nevertheless, Phoenician culture remained strong in the city until the third century B.C.E.