Ancient gold earring unearthed near ancient Jewish temples in Jerusalem

A 2,200-year-old gold earring has been unearthed near the site of ancient Jewish temples in Jerusalem, in what archaeologists have called rare evidence of Hellenistic influence

A 2,200-year-old gold earring has been unearthed near the site of ancient Jewish temples in Jerusalem, providing rare evidence of Hellenistic influence in the region.

The filigree hoop four centimeters (1.5 inches) long was discovered during excavations outside the walled old city of Jerusalem, and is adorned with a horned animal that is believed to be an antelope or a deer.

The "only" finding is the first earring found in Jerusalem dating to the Hellenistic period around the third or early century BC, according to the researchers.

The Hellenistic period was between the conquest of Jerusalem by Alexander the Great and the Jewish revolt against the pagan government told in the Biblical Books of the Maccabees.

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A 2,200-year-old gold earring has been unearthed near the site of ancient Jewish temples in Jerusalem, in what archaeologists have called rare evidence of Hellenistic influence

A 2,200-year-old gold earring has been unearthed near the site of ancient Jewish temples in Jerusalem, in what archaeologists have called rare evidence of Hellenistic influence

The earring was found at a site about 200 meters (660 feet) south of the Temple Mount, which today houses the Al Aqsa mosque and is known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.

"This is the first time anyone finds a golden earring from Hellenistic times in Jerusalem," said Yuval Gadot, a professor of archeology at Tel Aviv University involved in the excavation.

The Israel Antiquities Authority said the trinket could have been used by wealthy men or women at that time.

It is likely that its owner was a Greek living in Jerusalem or a local "Hellenized Jew", he said.

"We connect it with other things and maybe we have a better understanding of Jerusalem, not just the text, but how the people really behaved here," Dr. Gadot told Reuters.

"During the course of more than a century of archaeological excavations in the city, many small discoveries have been made since this period," excavation directors Dr. Gadot and Dr. Yiftah Shalev told Israel National News. of the Antiquities Authority.

Found in the parking lot of Givati ​​digging in the Old City of Jerusalem, the ancient piece is adorned with an animal with horns that is believed to be an antelope or a deer

Found in the parking lot of Givati ​​digging in the Old City of Jerusalem, the ancient piece is adorned with an animal with horns that is believed to be an antelope or a deer

Found in the parking lot of Givati ​​digging in the Old City of Jerusalem, the ancient piece is adorned with an animal with horns that is believed to be an antelope or a deer

The "unique" find is the first earring found in Jerusalem that dates back to the Hellenistic period around the 3rd or early 2nd century BC.

The "unique" find is the first earring found in Jerusalem that dates back to the Hellenistic period around the 3rd or early 2nd century BC.

The "unique" find is the first earring found in Jerusalem that dates back to the Hellenistic period around the 3rd or early 2nd century BC.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD IN JERUSALEM

Hellenism refers to a period in which Greek and Roman influences made their way into much Persian and Jewish culture during the conquests that began around 30 BC.

The Hellenistic period of Jerusalem sat between the conquest of the city by Alexander the Great and the Jewish rebellion against the pagan government told in the Biblical Books of the Maccabees.

The Hellenistic period is a fascinating time that we know very little about when it comes to Jerusalem.

Researchers believe that during the early Hellenistic era, the settlement in the city did not reach beyond the top of the hill in the City of David.

Then it spread slightly to the west in the Tyropoeon Valley.

The Hellenistic period was more or less between the conquest of Jerusalem by Alexander the Great and the Jewish rebellion against the pagan government told in the biblical books of the Maccabees.

The Hellenistic period was more or less between the conquest of Jerusalem by Alexander the Great and the Jewish rebellion against the pagan government told in the biblical books of the Maccabees.

The Hellenistic period was more or less between the conquest of Jerusalem by Alexander the Great and the Jewish rebellion against the pagan government told in the biblical books of the Maccabees.

The filigree hoop of 4 centimeters (1.5 inches) long was discovered during excavations outside the walled old city of Jerusalem

The filigree hoop of 4 centimeters (1.5 inches) long was discovered during excavations outside the walled old city of Jerusalem

The filigree hoop of 4 centimeters (1.5 inches) long was discovered during excavations outside the walled old city of Jerusalem

This consisted mainly of "ceramic fragments and a few coins, but only remnants of buildings that could be accurately dated in this period," the researchers said.

The animal on the earring has large eyes, a mouth and other facial features.

The piece is not only of very high quality, but was also found near the Temple Mount and the Temple, which were in use at that time.

Experts say the piece was created using a technique called filigree in which the threads and metal beads combine to create complex patterns.

Similar earrings have been found throughout the Mediterranean, but they are rare in Israel.

The Israel Antiquities Authority said the trinket could have been used by wealthy men or women at that time. Similar earrings have been found throughout the Mediterranean, but they are rare in Israel

The Israel Antiquities Authority said the trinket could have been used by wealthy men or women at that time. Similar earrings have been found throughout the Mediterranean, but they are rare in Israel

The Israel Antiquities Authority said the trinket could have been used by wealthy men or women at that time. Similar earrings have been found throughout the Mediterranean, but they are rare in Israel

The animal on the earring has large eyes, a mouth and other facial features. The piece is not only of very high quality, but was also found near the Temple Mount and the Temple, both were in use at that time.

The animal on the earring has large eyes, a mouth and other facial features. The piece is not only of very high quality, but was also found near the Temple Mount and the Temple, both were in use at that time.

The animal on the earring has large eyes, a mouth and other facial features. The piece is not only of very high quality, but was also found near the Temple Mount and the Temple, both were in use at that time.

Experts say that the piece was created using a technique called filigree. This is when metal threads and beads combine to create complex patterns

Experts say that the piece was created using a technique called filigree. This is when metal threads and beads combine to create complex patterns

Experts say that the piece was created using a technique called filigree. This is when metal threads and beads combine to create complex patterns

Similar earrings have been found throughout the Mediterranean, but they are rare in Israel. Researchers say that the earrings reveal that the residents were not peasants who settled in empty areas on the periphery of the central area, but were well-off people

Similar earrings have been found throughout the Mediterranean, but they are rare in Israel. Researchers say that the earrings reveal that the residents were not peasants who settled in empty areas on the periphery of the central area, but were well-off people

Similar earrings have been found throughout the Mediterranean, but they are rare in Israel. Researchers say that the earrings reveal that the residents were not peasants who settled in empty areas on the periphery of the central area, but were well-off people

Researchers say that the earrings reveal the residents were not peasants who settled in empty areas on the periphery of the central area, but were well-to-do people.

The Hellenistic period is "a fascinating time of which we know very little when it comes to Jerusalem."

Researchers believe that during the early Hellenistic era, settlement in the city "did not get beyond the top of the hill in the City of David, but then spread slightly westward to the Tyroleon Valley."

The jewels will be on display at the annual City of David archeological conference starting in September.

The Hellenistic period is "a fascinating time that we know very little about when it comes to Jerusalem," the researchers say. The image is a view of the excavation

The Hellenistic period is "a fascinating time that we know very little about when it comes to Jerusalem," the researchers say. The image is a view of the excavation

The Hellenistic period is "a fascinating time that we know very little about when it comes to Jerusalem," the researchers say. The image is a view of the excavation

The old bones found by Israeli archaeologists are in the place where it is believed that a strange gold earring is more than 2,000 years old.

The old bones found by Israeli archaeologists are in the place where it is believed that a strange gold earring is more than 2,000 years old.

The old bones found by Israeli archaeologists are in the place where it is believed that a strange gold earring is more than 2,000 years old.

Old bones and pieces of pottery found by Israeli archaeologists on the site. Researchers say that the earrings reveal that the residents were not peasants who settled in empty areas on the periphery of the central area, but were well-off people

Old bones and pieces of pottery found by Israeli archaeologists on the site. Researchers say that the earrings reveal that the residents were not peasants who settled in empty areas on the periphery of the central area, but were well-off people

Old bones and pieces of pottery found by Israeli archaeologists on the site. Researchers say that the earrings reveal that the residents were not peasants who settled in empty areas on the periphery of the central area, but were well-off people

The jewels will be on display at the annual City of David archeological conference starting in September. In the photo are archaeologists who work on the site

The jewels will be on display at the annual City of David archeological conference starting in September. In the photo are archaeologists who work on the site

The jewels will be on display at the annual City of David archeological conference starting in September. In the photo are archaeologists who work on the site

WHAT IS THE MYSTERIOUS & # 39; POOL & # 39; DISCOVERY IN JERUSALEM?

A team of archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority has been excavating an ancient site near Jerusalem between 2012 and 2016.

The site is located in Ein Hanya, which is the second largest spring in the Judean Hills.

Experts say that Ein Hanya was also the site of a key story described in the New Testament, in which St. Philip the Evangelist baptized and converted an Ethiopian man to Christianity.

It is unclear what the joint was actually used for, but scientists say it may have been used for baptisms.

The group dates from the Byzantine era, which occurred about 1,500 years ago.

Scientists believe that the pool (pictured) may have served as a place for irrigation, washing or landscaping. It could also have been the site of a historic New Testament baptism

Scientists believe that the pool (pictured) may have served as a place for irrigation, washing or landscaping. It could also have been the site of a historic New Testament baptism

Scientists believe that the pool (pictured) may have served as a place for irrigation, washing or landscaping. It could also have been the site of a historic New Testament baptism

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