Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Gold ring from Temple Mount excavations

WATCH JERUSALEM: Revealed: A 2,000-Year-Old Gold Ring Incised with Menorah. A Jerusalem discovery 50 years in the making (Brent Nagtegaal).
Dr. Eilat Mazar’s recently released book Over the Crossroads of Time: Jerusalem’s Temple Mount Monumental Staircases documents the discovery of this special, 2,000-year-old piece of jewelry.

It was actually first uncovered 50 years ago in Prof. Benjamin Mazar’s Temple Mount excavations, but only now is it being reported.


Seen on Facebook. It's a lovely ring. The design does look like an abstract menorah. Or conceivably a palm tree? Compare here.

Lately it seems as though there's excavating to be done in the unpublished collections from twentieth-century archaeological digs.

Cross-file under New Book.

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