Courtesy Avraham Biran and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

A charioteer adorns this beautifully preserved krater, one of several Late Bronze Age Mycenaean imports found in a well-built tomb at Dan. Other funerary offerings included gold and silver jewelry, bronze swords and ivory cosmetic boxes. The tomb and its contents date to the heyday of Canaanite Laish in the 14th or 13th century B.C.E. and testify to the city’s prosperity and extensive relations before its conquest by the Israelite tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:47; Judges 18:29).