PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN STRANGE, COURTESY OF ERIC H. CLINE
CRETAN GREETINGS. Depictions from New Kingdom Egypt connect the Kephtiu to the Aegean world, specifically to Crete. The Kephtiu appear on a 14th-century statue base from the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at Kom el-Hetan, in western Thebes. The depictions of Kephtiu and Tanaja (mainland Greeks) as captives are accompanied by lists of Minoan and Mycenaean cities.