Friday, November 20, 2009

Canaanites the art collectors of their day

(USA Today Science Fair Blog)

The Canaanites get a bad rap in the Old Testament, but some may been among the first cosmopolitan art collectors, report archaeologists Thursday.

At the American Schools of Oriental Research meeting in New Orleans, Eric Cline of George Washington (D.C.) University and Assf Yasur-Landau of Israel's University of Haifa report the intriguing results this year from Tel Kabri, a vanquished Canaanite palace more than 3,500 years old.

So I guess this means that the Canaanites were not Philistines?

Sorry, Sorry! Couldn't resist.