I contatti tra Cipro e l’ Italia settentrionale nella tarda Età del Bronzo
Chiara De Gregorio Στο F. Longo, R. di Cesare & S. Privitera (eds) 2016. ΔΡΟΜΟΙ. Studi sul mondo antico offerti a Emanuele Greco dagli allievi della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, Atene-Paestum: 89-98.
Trade between Northern Italy and Cyprus has long been considered minor in the overall framework of Mediterranean interactions. The discovery of Near Eastern imports at some sites near the Adriatic coast has prompted a reconsideration of the importance of these connections in the Recent and Final Bronze Age. The settlements between the Po and the Adige yielded faience and ivory fragments and artifacts. These objects made from Oriental raw materials were brought here by Cypriot and Levantine merchants. In the same places where trade with the Eastern Mediterranean is attested, so are contacts with the Aegean. Moreover, it is likely that the Aegean and particularly Tiryns played a role in trade between the western and eastern Mediterranean. The Mycenaean citadel yielded many documents bearing witness to active exchanges with Cyprus and the Levant between LH IIIB and LH IIIC, coevally with the apogee of trade in the northern Adriatic.