Tel Kabri


Tel Kabri is an archaeological site in the Western Galilee in northwestern Israel and the location of one of the largest palaces in Canaan in the Middle Bronze Age or "MB" (c. 2,000–1,500 BCE), the period in which Tel Kabri was at the height of its power. The palace belonged to a political entity that is as yet unnamed and is largely unknown.

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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.