Sunday, November 12, 2006

JERUSALEM -- A SURPRISE DISOVERY!

If any of you have visited Jerusalem, you'll remember the extensive model of Herodian Jerusalem (AD 66) in the grounds of the Holyland Hotel. That extraordinary model has now been transfered to the Israel Museum.

However, when a building project began on the site, an ancient graveyard was discovered. Archeologists say that the graveyard was used during the Bronze Age from 2200 BCE until 1600 BCE. It is filled with amulets, weapons and work tools as well as complete pottery vessels of high quality. It will be interesting to see analyses of this amazing treasure trove. Stay tuned.

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