A CARAVAN OF CANAANITES arriving as traders or immigrants to Egypt. Accompanying inscriptions identify the people as Asiatics originating somewhere in southern Canaan. The whole scene includes 15 individuals, who seem to represent an extended family. In this segment, a donkey carries bellows, the man walking behind plays the lyre, and the women in front wear colorful dresses, characteristic of Canaan. The scene is depicted on the north wall in the tomb of Khnumhotep II, mayor of Menat-Khufu and overseer of the Eastern Desert. Dating from 1895 B.C.E. (12th Dynasty), the tomb is located near the village of Beni Hasan in Egypt.