Israeli archaeologists have discovered a rare trove of 3,000-year-old jewelry, including a ring and earrings, hidden in a ceramic jug near the ancient city of Megiddo, where the New Testament predicts the final battle of Armageddon.
Archaeologists who unearthed the jug during excavations at the site in 2010 left it in a laboratory while they waited for a molecular analysis of what was inside. When they were finally able to clean it, pieces of gold jewelry — a ring, earrings, and beads — dating to around 1100 B.C. poured out.
Aren Maeir, an archaeologist at Bar Ilan University, said that because the raw materials used come are not from the area, the find “tells us about international relations ... and about technical traditions used at the time.”
Megiddo was an important trade center in ancient times. According to the New Testament, Megiddo will be the site of the final apocalyptic battle between good and evil.
Israeli archaeologists find rare ancient jewelry at Megiddo, site of the Biblical Armageddon - The Washington Post