Byzantine-era Pottery Vessel Saved Before Tumbling into the Sea

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A strong storm this week on the Southern Coast of Israel partially revealed a Byzantine-era pottery jar precariously positioned on a cliff above the sea.

Emergency excavations safely extricated the vessel which is believed to date to the 4th-6th Century AD when the area was home to a prosperous Byzantine costal community.

Picture and details:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Emergency-Antiquities-Authority-storm-excavation-saves-ancient-jug-off-Israeli-coast-390876

 

 

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