Zev Radovan, courtesy of Ephraim Stern

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.