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Near East Kingdoms

Ancient Levantine States

 

Ruins of the city of Gezer

Features / Lists



Near East

CITIES, STATES & GROUPS OF CANAAN

Hazor in Canaan

Canaan

Ancient Canaan stretched from the Sinai near today's border with Egypt, to the border with modern Syria.

Pre-Pottery Neolithic

Semites

Semitic-speakers emerged from the Arab Desert around 3500 BC to diffuse throughout the region.

LATER CANAAN (FIRST MILLENNIUM BC)

Phoenician boat

Phoenicians

These were Canaanite descendants who had become hemmed in on their long Mediterranean coastal strip.

Tell Lachish

Israelite Settlement

The Israelite takeover of Canaan is one small uncertain act during a climate-induced dark age.