Friday, July 22, 2011

Rare Ancient Gold Bell Discovered


A rare gold bell from the late Second Temple era has been discovered in Jerusalem. The bell has a loop on top for tying on a garment, and some have suggested it may be one of the golden bells that high priests used to hang on the edges of their coats. Be this as it may, the bell likely did fall off the outfit of some eminent person walking the streets of Jerusalem in the area of Robinson’s Arch, making its way into the drain beneath the street. The bell was found in a main drainage channel of Jerusalem in the era in question.

A YouTube video is available that actually has the sound of the bell:


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