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The Thinker Jug

The Thinker Jug

Israeli archaeologists and high school students found this jug in Yehud, a town near the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. It depicts “the thinker” a figure of a human in a retrospective pose.

While jugs like this are fairly common finds in a region dense with ancient objects, the statue on top of this jug is unusual. More than unusual: archaeologists have never seen anything like it in the area before.”It is a very unique vessel,” explained Elisheva Kamaisky, the Israeli Antiquities Authority’s head of pottery conservation. “There is no other one like it that we know about as of today.”

On their excavation, the archaeologists and students also found arrowheads, an axe head, daggers and sheep and donkey bones.

Original Source: The Grapevine


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