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Crete: relations with Egypt in the Old Kingdom

Old Kingdom (about 2686-2181 BC)

Attestations for (indirect?) contact with Crete:

  • Obsidian vessel rim fragment of Early Dynastic date
  • a worked hippopotamus tusk

    (both were found in Early Minoan IIA domestic contexts at Knossos - Phillips 1996: 459)

  • Egyptian stone vases (Warren 1969: 105-115, some Early Dynastic, but date of arrival late



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