From Aharon Kempinski, Tel Kabri: The 1986–1993 Excavation Seasons (2002)

The first fragmentary evidence of Aegean-style painting at Tel Kabri was excavated in the late 1980s and early 1990s under the direction of Aharon Kempinski and Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier. The finds included a floor painted in a checkerboard motif, figures of birds and other animals, as well as architectural features and possibly ships, all reconstructed from a few tiny surviving fragments (compare to earlier photo). Kempinski and Niemeier recovered approximately 2,000 fragments of Minoan- or Cycladic-style wall paintings during Kabri’s early excavations.