Friday, September 09, 2022

King Solomon's "throne" in Jerusalem?

MATERIAL CULTURE: The Strange Story of 'King Solomon’s Throne’ Found in Jerusalem. Did a group of amateurs unearth a monumental Iron Age toilet seat over a century ago in the heart of biblical Jerusalem? A modern-day archaeologist lifts the lid on a bizarre mystery (Ruth Schuster, Haaretz).

For more on other ancient toilets found in Israel and elsewhere, as well on ancient intestinal parasites, see the links collected here. Cross-file under Latrine News.

For more on European archaeology in Jerusalem in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, see here and links, plus here.

UPDATE: Links now corrected!

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