Skip to comments.Ancient Canaanites Imported Animals from Egypt
Posted on 06/25/2016 5:03:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
The ancient Canaanites living in Gath some 5,000 years ago weren't sacrificing their own livestock to appease the gods. They were importing animals from ancient Egypt, archaeologists have now proven.
A donkey, as well as some sheep and goats whose remains were found in Early Bronze Age layers at Gath dating to 4900 years ago turn out to have been born and bred in the Nile valley.The discovery at the archaeological site of Tell el-Safi shows that animals were part of the extensive trading relations between the Old Kingdom of Egypt and Early Bronze Age Canaan (circa 2900-2500 BCE)....
Until now, trade in animals themselves had been known only from later periods (the Middle Bronze Age), and usually it went in the other direction -- from Canaan to Egypt. This is the first concrete evidence of Canaanites importing Egyptian animals, let alone that early.
It bears adding that evidence of animal sacrifice, on the other hand, was anything but rare: vast amounts of sacrificial animal remains, also dating from 5,000 years ago, had been found at Megiddo....
The specific animal, after being killed, had its head was tied to the body, and was then it was placed in a pit.
The origin of the donkey was ascertained by isotopic analysis of its teeth, which enables comparison of trace elements in bones without destroying them. The results clearly showed that the sacrificial ass had not been born and raised locally at Gath, but was imported and lived in the Canaanite city only briefly before its death.
Four goats and a sheep also found in the Early Bronze age layer at Gath were analyzed and were shown to have also been born and bred in the Nile valley.
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
A donkey sacrificed in Canaanite ritual, found in situ at Tell es-Safi (Gath). Analysis of its teeth showed that it was born and bred in ancient Egypt. [Richard Wiskin]
I have seen an ancient cannanite temple, in the center altar stone was the Muslim moon and star symbol. My guess is that the donkey was stolen. Cannanites were known also for their lack of morality.
There's a medical term for that condition: "teenager".
Dynasty 0 (Egyptian colonies in Canaan)
http://xoomer.virgilio.it/francescoraf/hesyra/Dynasty0-Raffaele_AH17.pdf | Francesco Raffaele
Posted on 11/27/2004 9:48:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv
New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt [RC dating of 1st dynasty]
BBC News | September 3, 2013 | Rebecca Morelle
Posted on 09/04/2013 6:17:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
There’s a medical term for that condition: “teenager”.
Imagine if you will a 10 foot tall teenager.
Imagine if you will a 12 foot tall refrigerator that’s empty. Again.
There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole;
There is a balm in Gilead
To heal the sin sick soul.
First time we sang this, it was a little confusing but I was really into it because I thought it was about a bomb.
Dorian mode tune, too, if memory serves.
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