2,000-year-old earring found; now where's the other one?





Archaeologists have discovered an “astonishingly well-preserved” 2,000-year-old gold earring under a car park next to the walls of the old city, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said. “It must have belonged to someone of the elite,” Doron Ben-Ami, director of excavation, said. “Such a precious item, it couldn’t be one of just ordinary people.” Finds from the Roman period are rare in Jerusalem because the city was destroyed in the 1st century AD. Shimon Gibson, an archaeologist, said the discovery “adds to the visual history of Jerusalem” and brings attention to the lives of women in antiquity.


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