Imported Mycenaean krater, a specific type of vessel used to mix and serve wine, decorated with a scene of a horse pulling a chariot with two figures riding inside

In addition to making pottery locally, the ancient inhabitants of Alalakh also imported pottery from as far away as mainland Greece. These pots were likely often imported for their contents, which could have ranged from scented oils or exotic wines to spices or foods that did not grow locally. Although their contents do not survive except in traces and residues, the pots themselves are an important part of establishing the chronology and cultural connections of the site. Cypriot and Mycenaean pottery from Cyprus and Greece is frequently found in deposits at Alalakh, as well as pottery vessels from elsewhere in the Levant and Anatolia.

Imported Cypriot pottery