2500 yr-old necklace found in cave (News.com.au via Archaeologica News)
From correspondents in Jerusalem
February 20, 2004
ISRAELI archaeologists excavating caves near the Dead Sea have discovered a rare find � a woman's 2500-year-old fashion accessories.
The hoard of jewellery, a makeup kit and a small mirror apparently belonged to Jews who had returned from exile in Babylon in the 6th century BC, said Tsvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.
"This find is very rare. Both for the richness of the find and for that period, it is almost unheard of," Tsuk said today.