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    JERUSALEM – 2000 year old gold, pearl and emerald earring found

    JERUSALEM – A luxurious gold, pearl and emerald earring provides a new visual clue about the life of the elite in Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago. And its discovery was a true eureka moment for excavators.
    The piece was found beneath a parking lot next to the walls of Jerusalem's Old City. It dates to the Roman period just after the time of Jesus, said Doron Ben-Ami, who directed the dig.
    The earring was uncovered in a destroyed Byzantine structure built centuries after the piece was made, showing it was likely passed down through generations, he said.
    Archaeologists came upon the earring in a corner while excavating the ruins of the building under a parking lot. "Suddenly one of the excavators came up shouting 'Eureka!'" said Ben-Ami.
    The find is eye-catching: A large pearl inlaid in gold with two drop pieces, each with an emerald and pearl set in gold.
    "It must have belonged to someone of the elite in Jerusalem," Ben-Ami said. "Such a precious item, it couldn't be one of just ordinary people."
    Archaeologist Shimon Gibson, who was not involved in the dig, said the find was truly amazing, less because of its Roman origins than for its precious nature.

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    us
    May 2008
    lakelinden mi
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    Re: JERUSALEM – 2000 year old gold, pearl and emerald earring found

    man that is way cool
    I hate to discriminate but some times you have too!

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    Dec 2005
    S.W. Tennessee
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    Re: JERUSALEM – 2000 year old gold, pearl and emerald earring found

    I saw that in the news...It was a one in a lifetime find...and without a detector...
    To protect our hobby, always fill the holes you dig.

 

 

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