Tiny amulet showing a ram

by Jennifer Munro

Over the past few days, the tel has been giving up many of its long-hidden secrets. Some of the pictures are here for you to share with your friends and family. Just hit the share button at the bottom of this post.

The layers of the tel date back to Phoenician times and spread though many different conquerors and rulers. Different civilisations have come and gone, leaving traces of themselves on the tel. Roughly, the time periods look like this:

Timeline

BRITISH MANDATE 1917-1948 CE 31years
OTTOMAN 1516 - 1918 CE 402years
MAMLUK 1291 - 1516 CE 225years
CRUSADERS 1099 - 1291 CE 192years
ARAB 636 - 1099 CE 463years
BYZANTINE 313 - 636 CE 323years
ROMAN 63 BCE - 313 CE 376years
HELLENISTIC 333-63 BCE 270years
PERSIAN 538 - 333 BCE 205years
BABYLONIAN 587 - 539 48years
IRON AGE II 1000 - 587 BCE 413years
IRON AGE I 1200 - 1000 BCE 200years
LATE BRONZE AGE 1600 - 1200 BCE 400years
Tiny amulet showing a ram
Tiny amulet showing a ram
Bronze arrowhead
Bronze arrowhead probably from the Persian period.
Persian pottery from Athens
Persian period pottery from Athens
Ceramic face, probably from a figurine or household god - note the remnants of red paint on the ear.
Amphora handle from the Hellenistic period showing stamp
Rhodean amphora handle from the Hellenistic period showing stamp
Rhodean amphora handle from the hellentisitc period showing a stamp from a wine manufacturer
Rhodean amphora handle from the hellentisitc period showing a stamp from a wine manufacturer
Astragalos
Astragalos - An ancient form of die (used in games of chance) made from the knucklebone of a sheep
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About jennie
I'm the irritating person who's always there with a camera - wanting an interview, asking silly questions and getting in the way of the serious archaeology. I'm an author, a publisher (Fernro Publishing), an ex-advertising agency owner and Creative Director, a mother and a grandmother. I only do things I really want to do now - building Tel Akko's website with you was one of them.

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