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Unique Gold Earring Found In Collection Of Ancient Jewelry At Tel Megiddo
2012-05-21 10:17:38

Hoard of gold and silver jewelry hidden for thousands of years could have Egyptian origin, say TAU researchers Researchers from Tel Aviv University have recently discovered a collection of gold and silver jewelry, dated from around 1100 B.C., hidden in a vessel at the archaeological site of Tel Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel. One piece – a gold earring decorated with molded ibexes, or wild goats – is "without parallel," they believe. According to Prof....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.