A golden bell ornament that archaeologists believed belonged to a priest or important leader from the Second Temple Period was found in an ancient drainage channel in ruins next to the Western Wall on Thursday, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced.EVERY TIME THEY STICK A SHOVEL IN THE HOLY LAND THEY PROVE THE BIBLE IS TRUE - AND THAT THE HOLY LAND BELONGS TO THE JEWS.
The small bell, which has a loop for attaching to clothing or jewelry, was found underneath what is today known as Robinson's arch. The area underneath the arch was the central road of Jerusalem, which lead from the Shiloah Pools in the City of David to the Old City and the Temple Mount.
The excavations were led by Israel Antiquities Authority and the National Parks Authority and financed by The City of David Foundation, which runs the archeological park across the street.
“It seems the bell was sewn on the garment worn by a high official in Jerusalem at the end of the Second Temple period (first century CE),” the excavation’s lead archeologists, Eli Shukron and Professor Ronny Reich of Haifa University, said in a statement. “The bell was exposed inside Jerusalem’s main drainage channel at that time, among the layers of earth that had accumulated along the bottom of it.”
They believed that the bell fell off the official’s clothing while he was walking along the road and rolled into the drainage channel, where it has sat for nearly 2,000 years.
The archeologists based their findings on the verse in Exodus: “…And upon the skirts of it thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the skirts thereof; and bells of gold between them round about” (Ex. 28:34,36)
Saturday, July 23, 2011
AGAIN: EVERY TIME THEY STICK A SHOVEL IN THE HOLY LAND THEY PROVE THE BIBLE IS TRUE
Posted by Reliapundit at 6:55 PM