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2,500 year old Fashion Jewelry found by Archaeologist

Team of Israeli archaeologist discovered 2,500 year old fashion garnishes for women along with a jewelry and a make up kit with a small mirror. It was found when they excavate the caves near the Dead Sea. Tsvika Tsuk, Chief archaeologist said that the research confirmed that there was a prosperous and affluent society of returnees living in the area. “These are not the belongings of a simple person,” he said.

Accessories included a necklace made up of 130 beads of costly stones and gold; an agate pendant of Babylonian origin and a silver medallion with an imprinted semi-circular moon.

“This find is very rare. Both for the richness of the find and for that period, it is almost unheard of, and all these finds confirm the (biblical) accounts of Jews returning from exile in Babylon,” Tsuk said. When the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar won the Kingdom of Judah in 597 B.C.E., he sent many Jews into banish in the city Babylon. These Jews and their descendants were further permitted to come back by the Persian monarch Cyrus in 538 B.C.E.

May 26th, 2008 at 4:36 am


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