Courtesy Ephraim Stern

Grimacing at passersby, monster- and animal-headed tiles look out from the roof of a Greek temple in an artist’s reconstruction. Such decorative tiles, called antefixes, were placed in a row at the outer edge of the roof. While common throughout the Greek world, they would not have appeared on the roofs of Phoenician temples. Along with various Greek cult objects recovered from burial pits, the Gorgon-headed roof tile suggests that a Greek temple stood at Dor in the Phoenician era.