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Greek amphora unearthed at Israeli fortress

A greek amphora from the Greek isle of Lesbos has been found in the ancient fortress of Tel Qudadi in Tel Aviv.

The find is the earliest known example to date of Lesbian ceramic work in the Mediterranean.

What remains a mystery, the researchers say, is how the Lesbian amphora arrived at Tel Qudadi in the first place. It may have come aboard a Phoenician ship on a trading voyage around the Mediterranean.

While a single find cannot prove the existence of trade between ancient Israel and Lesbos, the finding has implications for understanding trade routes between different parts of the Mediterranean.

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