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El Amarna letter 35: Early trade relations between Egypt and Cyprus

The El Amarna letters (EA) are valuable textual evidence especially when investigating trade and maritime connections in the eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age. Careful examination of their content enables the archaeologist to draw conclusions on geographical, political and socio-economic conditions of that era and allows him to compare and accord them with the archaeological record. Continue reading →

Esther Unterweger – a short biography

Esther Unterweger, Karl-Franzen University Graz, Austria and University of Southampton, England (BA Art History, MA Provincial Archaeology and Maritime Archaeology, Scientific Diver) While studying Art History in Austria (Karl-Franzens University of Graz) and in Spain (University of Valencia) I developed an interest and later on passion for Archaeology. During my MA in Archaeology in Austria I focused on Provincial Archaeology especially in the provinces of North Africa and Asia Minor. Continue reading →