Amulets in Context: A View frim Late Bronze Age Tel Azekah

Ido Koch, Sabine Kleiman, Manfred Oeming, Yuval Gadot, Oded Lipschits

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This paper presents evidence for the function of Egyptian amulets in daily life at Late Bronze Age Tel Azekah. The finding of the remains of two individuals in a destroyed Late Bronze Age building along with clusters of Egyptian scarabs and figurative amulets indicates that these artifacts were their personal belongings. It is argued that these Egyptian-originated charm practices were adopted and adapted by the locals, who incorporated them into their own religion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-24
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • BRONZE Age
  • SCARABS (Amulets)
  • TEL Azekah Site (Israel)


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