9th Century B.C. North African Oil Lamps

9th Century B.C. African Oil Lamps

The rest of the oil lamp pictures will be much better than this one. These were unique lamps and the earliest from the region. The clay lamp technology and  other culture came from Phoenicia. Settlers from Tyre and probably other cities crossed the Mediterranean in their vessels and established a colony in present day Tunisia.

The information I am posting comes from a combination of personal knowledge and the museum’s legends which describe the artifacts next to the display case. I took pictures of the legends to retrieve the information.

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