Tel Kabri Timeline

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  • c. 6500 BCE - c. 3500 BCE
    The area of Tel Kabri is settled by people of two pre-Canaanite cultures.
  • c. 3500 BCE - c. 2100 BCE
    An Early Bronze Age settlement is believed to have occupied the northern half of Tel Kabri.
  • c. 2100 BCE
    The Early Bronze Age settlement at Tel Kabri is destroyed as part of the greater eastern Mediterranean-wide upheaval known as the Early Bronze Age collapse.
  • c. 1600 BCE - c. 1550 BCE
    The palace at Tel Kabri is destroyed and the site is abandoned for the rest of the Bronze Age.
  • c. 720 BCE - 585 BCE
    Tel Kabri is occupied by a town belonging to the Phoenician city-state of Tyre. In addition to the town, a citadel is constructed on the site to house a local garrison of Greek mercenaries.
  • 585 BCE
    Nebuchadnezzar's armies destroy the Phoenician settlement at Tel Kabri.
  • 538 BCE - 332 BCE
    Tel Kabri is home to a small settlement which will be its last until the modern-era.