Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Second Temple-era jars etc. found at Beit El

CERAMICS: Second Temple period jars and complete clay objects unearthed in Beit El. The ancient jars were discovered inside a water hole at the Khirbet Kafr Mer archaeological site at Beit El (Tobias Siegal, Jerusalem Post).
The water hole was apparently part of a residential neighborhood in a Jewish community that lived in the area roughly 2000 years ago. The jars and other artifacts were founds stored within large plastered niches carved to the sides of the water hole.
What are the other "complete clay objects?" I think I see one or more bowls. Anything else?

For more on that decorated stone table that was recently excavated at Beit El, see here and links.

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