This book contains a detailed description of the pottery from a number of Late Period embalmers' caches and Late Period tombs discovered between 1975 and 1995. Through a series of reasoned arguments it is dated to the period ca. 550-400 BC., and is thus co-eval with the Persian Period. Archaeologically the Persian Period is but little known, hence the material presented in this book will go a long way to aid our understanding of the material culture of this fascinating period. In addition, this book also includes discussions of the funerary practices of these times as well as a general survey of where this ceramic material fits within the northern Late Period pottery tradition.