Monday, November 10, 2008

Found Objects - Ancient Earring As Beautiful Today As In The 1st Century AD

Imagine that you are walking through a parking lot, looking around aimlessly and out of the corner of your eye you see a reflection of light.
You walk over to the light, look down and see this. 2,000-year-old gold earring found in Jerusalem
OK, so it wasn't really found by some random pedestrian, it was unearthed in a dig in Jerusalem.
The discovery dates back to the time of Christ, during the Roman period, said Doron Ben-Ami, director of excavation at the site. The piece was found in a Byzantine structure built several centuries after the jeweled earring was made, showing it was likely passed down through generations, he said.
In a statement released Monday, the authority said the piece of jewelry was "astonishingly well-preserved." Finds from the Roman period are rare in Jerusalem, Ben-Ami said, because the city was destroyed by the Roman Empire in the first century A.D.
Now you know where I'm going with this....right?
Fine jewelry has enduring value and lasts for generations...and in this particular case millennia.
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