Friday, July 16, 2021

Pig skeleton excavated in First-Temple-era Jerusalem building

OSTEOLOGY: Cryptic 2,700 year-old pig skeleton found in Jerusalem’s City of David. The remains of the animal were found in a luxurious First Temple Period building. Was it there to be eaten? (Rosella Tercatin, Jerusalem Post). Pig bones are rare in First-Temple Jerusalem excavations, but they do show up once in a while.

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