Pottery

Pottery

Caskets conserve ceramic findings, testimony to the history of human occupation in the period between the 2nd millennium BC and the 15th century AC. The pots of the Middle Bronze Ages I and II (2000-1550 BC) and the Late Bronze Age (1550-1200 BC) come from the tombs unearthed outside the southern walls of the crusade basilica.

Those of the Iron Age I (1200-1000 BC) belong to the funeral goods of a tomb unearthed on the slopes of the mountain, in the eastern district of the inhabited centre (Mansour house). Iron Age II (1000-586 BC) is represented by a jug with a narrow neck with two handles and funnel aperture, found in a silo to the east of the basilica. The oil lamps and pans of the Roman period come from the funereal treasures of the Lahham tomb, discovered to the south of the shrine.

Several glazed plates are also exhibited, of different origins, covering the medieval period through to the 16th century.