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Gold Earring

2008

A gold earring, inlaid with pearls and precious stones, was discovered in 2008 in the Givati Parking Lot Excavation, inside the momentous Roman building that was uncovered there. It is believed that the earring belonged to a woman of great means and was probably worn over a number of generations. The earring is thought to be from the Second Temple period, even though it was found in a building that was destroyed almost 300 years after the destruction of the Second Temple. 

Photo Cridit: Clara Amit, Israel Antiquities Authority

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 Following is the estimated location of the find on the map 

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Doron Ben-Ami

Dr. Doron Ben-Ami of the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem specialized in the Iron Age (Israelite period) and previously dug in Hazor in excavations...
Excavations 

Givati Parking Lot

In 2007, Doron Ben-Ami and Yana Tchekhanovets began a comprehensive excavation in the Givati Parking Lot, located west of the entrance to the City of David.
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Givati Parking Lot Excavation

Givati Parking Lot Excavation

Givati Parking Lot Excavation

Givati Parking Lot Excavation

Gold Earring

Gold Earring

Gold Earring
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