Unique 3,800-year-old sculp­ture found

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS -

A small, ex­tra­or­di­nary ves­sel from the Mid­dle Bronze Age was dis­cov­ered dur­ing ar­chae­o­log­i­cal ex­ca­va­tions in Ye­hud, Is­real.

It is un­usual as it de­picts the fig­ure of a per­son. The jug, which is typ­i­cal of the pe­riod was made first, and the unique sculp­ture was added af­ter­wards. Ex­ca­va­tors say ‘ The level of pre­ci­sion and at­ten­tion to de­tail in cre­at­ing this al­most 4,000-year-old sculp­ture is ex­tremely im­pres­sive. The neck of the jug serves as a base for form­ing the up­per por­tion of the fig­ure, af­ter which the arms, legs and a face were added. One can see that the face of the fig­ure seems to be rest­ing on its hand as if in a state of re­flec­tion’.

It was found with other ves­sels and metal items, such as dag­gers and ar­row heads and an axe head, along with hun­dreds of flint and basalt im­ple­ments and a but­ter churn. All ev­i­dence of life 6,000 years ago.

Unique c.4,000 year old sculp­ture mod­elled onto a ce­ramic ves­sel

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