The heavy rains of the past month have revealed two beautiful clay figurines of horses in northern Israel. The figurines were found by different citizens: one— from the time of the Kingdom of Israel (about 2,800 years old)—was found in the area of Kfar Ruppin in the Beit Shean Valley; the other—dated to the Hellenistic period, some 2,200 years ago—near Tel Akko.HT reader Yoel. Besides the heavy rain, porcupines or foxes may have contributed again with faunal-assisted archaeology.
The figurines were handed over to the Israel Antiquities Authority, which will honor their finders with a certificate of good citizenship.
As noted here, I found a horse figurine (well, the front half of one) at the Tel Dor excavation in the mid-1980s.
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