Monday, November 10, 2008

2,000-year-old gold earring found in Jerusalem

As a lover of jewelry - especially, gold, pearls, and emeralds, this find really struck at my heart (sigh!).

JERUSALEM – Israeli archaeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-old gold earring beneath a parking lot next to the walls of Jerusalem's old city, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Monday.

Read the full article here.


Ruqayyah said...

Asalaam Alaikum Sis,

OOOOOOO, pretty! And I can't even wear earrings. But I do enjoy pearls.



Bar Kochba said...

So you mean that Jews were already living in Israel when Arabs were still drinking wine and burying their daughters? Unbelievable!

It just goes to show the depth of Jewish history in the Land of Israel.

S. E. Jihad Levine "Sister Safiyyah" said...

ha ha BK :)

The article states that the earring may have belonged to someone "elite" Jewish or Arab?

But indeed, you are correct. Jews were everywhere in the Middle East at the time period you are referring to. There was a thriving community of Jews in Medina (now KSA) when the Prophet (saw) arrived there.

sabiwabi said...

I wonder who "the girl with the pearl earring" certainly makes your imagination go wild.

The earring is absolutely gorgeous, btw....I would buy it if I saw it in a store today. They sure did master the art of adornment back then.

nyxxie said...

Wow that's beautifullll

nyxxie said...

I have a hard time believing it belonged to a jew though :) they found it there but the jews have just moved there!! :p