Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Egyptian scarab discovered by birdwatcher

ARCHAEOLOGY: Birdwatcher discovers ancient Egyptian scarab seal in northern Israel.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A rare scarab seal belonging to a senior Egyptian official of the 13th Pharaonic Dynasty (18th-17th centuries BCE) has been found at the Tel Dor excavation site in northern Israel.

The seal was discovered by Alexander Ternopolsky, an amateur birdwatcher, who handed it over to the archaeologists at the site.

A slightly younger Egyptian amulet bearing the name of Thutmose III was discovered recently by the Temple Mount Sifting Project.