Musings from a Distant Shore: The Nature and Destination of the Uluburun Ship and its Cargo: The nature and destination of the uluburun ship and its cargo

Eric H. Cline, Assaf Yasur Landau

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Abstract

In the following article, using both the Amarna letters and the slightly later Egyptian story of Wenamun as comparanda, we suggest that the Uluburun ship's cargo may have been comprised of goods ordered, bought and paid for by an Aegean polity. The Uluburun and its cargo, accompanied by two Aegeans, perhaps Mycenaeans, who may have served as the purchasing agents, were probably en route to their Aegean destination when the ship sank; this destination would most likely have been either Kommos on Crete or Tiryns on the Greek mainland, although Mycenae, Thebes, Pylos or Knossos are also possibilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-141
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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