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Origin of the State. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt

(Cracow, Poland: 28th August - 1st September 2002)
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A Comment on Possible Relations between Early Bronze Age III Southern Canaan
and Old Kingdom Egypt.


Tel Aviv University (Israel)

In contrast to the flourishing fortified settlement system in southern Israel during EB III and the very existence of two ports in that region (Ashkelon and Tell es-Sakan), there is still no direct archaeological evidence for firm contacts between this region and Old Kingdom Egypt.

An attempt will be made to suggest at least a partial explanation to this perplexing situation.


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