Tuesday, April 10, 2018

School kids excavate Talmudic-era lamp fragments

ARCHAEOLOGY: Pupils reconstruct 1,500-year-old Holy Land life in school archaeological dig. Newly uncovered ornately decorated oil lamps served as the heart of family life during the Talmudic era (Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Israel).
A group of elementary-school-aged archaeologists-in-training don’t have to dig deep into their imaginations to visualize life in the Land of Israel some 1,500 years ago.

In an archaeological excavation just meters outside of the grounds of the Benzion Netanyahu school, students in grades one through six from the West Bank settlement of Barkan 25 kilometers outside Tel Aviv have uncovered pieces of ornately decorated Talmudic-era clay lamps.


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