The Egyptian presence in Canaan affected the inhabitants of the land not only politically, but also in terms of their day to day lives. A large quantity of Egyptian and Egyptian-style vessels in pottery, stone, faience, glass, and bronze have been uncovered both in the Egyptian strongholds and in settlements in the land. Luxury items have also come to light, such as mirrors, cosmetic vessels, jewelry, amulets, scarabs, and games, and Egyptian motifs were incorporated into such locally produced objects as clay female figurines and decorative ivory panels. Some of these items clearly served the Egyptians stationed in Canaan. Many, however, were used by the local population, reflecting the emulation of Egyptian customs by the Canaanite elite. This phenomenon is expressed, for example, by the inclusion of Egyptian scarabs and Egyptian-style jewelry and luxury items as burial gifts in local tombs.

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