Vases from a tomb of the Ancient Bronze Age IV of the Necropolis of Jericho
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Vases from a tomb of the Ancient Bronze Age IV of the Necropolis of Jericho

Jericho is one of the oldest and lasting sites of the Near East. In the vicinity of the settlement, lived in almost continuously from 10,000 BC to the 16th century AD, is one of the largest necropolises of the region, with a sector occupied by the cemetery of the Ancient Bronze Age IV, that period of Palestinian history when the population of the region abandoned the system of urban life to return to the village farming economy. The group of vases on show, which are an example of a very characteristic type of tomb furnishing, belong to this phase, dated between 2300 and 2000 BC.