Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Stunning Ancient Jewelry Discovered

The clay vessels that held the jewelry, which was discovered at Tel Megiddo
Photo: Pavel Shrago

Eight gold earings and other jewelry, which were discovered at Tel Megiddo
Photo by Pavel Shrago

Buried Canaanite Treasure Unearthed at Megiddo -Nir Hasson

In the summer of 2010, while digging near the ancient palace at Tel Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley, archaeologists from Tel Aviv University found a clay bowl [pictured] containing a second clay bowl, inside of which was a small clay vessel, like some sort of ancient Russian nesting doll.

Only after six months did the archaeologists examine the innermost vessel. To their surprise, the tiny clay pot was found to contain a precious treasure of gold and silver jewelry [pictured] and semiprecious stones from 3,100 years ago, said Prof. Israel Finkelstein of TAU's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures.


LHwrites said...

Another very cool discovery!

Bruce said...

It was indeed fascinating.