Thursday, October 21, 2021

Amethyst seal engraved with balsam tree excavated in Jerusalem

ANCIENT BLING WATCH: Rare biblical ‘balsam tree’ found depicted on 2000-year-old amethyst seal. The small lilac stone featuring the engraving of a bird and a branch with five fruits had fallen in the main drainage channel of Jerusalem from the Second Temple period. (Rossella Tercatin, Jerusalem Post).

For more on the balsam vs. persimmon plants, see here.

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