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American Tourist Stumbles Upon Rare 5,000-Year-Old Bronze Age Jug in Cave

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American Tourist Stumbles Upon Rare 5,000-Year-Old Bronze Age Jug in Cave
BY ARISTOS GEORGIOU ON 3/30/22 AT 12:15 PM EDT

An American tourist in the West Bank has discovered a fully intact, clay jug from the Early Bronze Age that is thought to be around 5,000 years old.

Robbie Brown, 53, made the discovery in the Qumran region near the Dead Sea after he and his friends climbed into a cave located around 330 feet above a road during a hike, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA.)

This was not the first time Brown had visited this cave—known as Cave 53—however.

The tourist had previously participated in an archaeological dig at the cave five years ago led by researchers from the the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Liberty in Virginia.

This dig had revealed fascinating findings, including shards of jars and bowls, dates and olive seeds, and a piece of an ancient scroll.

The caves in the Qumran area are best known for being the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls—a set of significant ancient Jewish and Hebrew religious manuscripts—were hidden.

"It's amazing. Only about two years ago, our archaeologists surveyed the cave as part of a survey of the Judean Desert caves, which has been conducted continuously for the past five years and was intended to document and locate all ancient finds in the desert caves," Amir Ganor, director of the IAA's robbery prevention unit, said in a statement.

"In a few caves, pottery shards were found, providing evidence of the Early Bronze Age. This is perhaps the first complete vessel we have found from this period in the caves in the Judean Desert."

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,496 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ya never never know

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Totally agree, if you don't look, you'll never find anything :)

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He certainly was in a target rich environment. Nice! Peace Roy

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It would be great to have the opportunity to explore such caves so rich in history. I have done a fair amount of spelunking in a few areas... all in North America. Never found any artifacts, but caves are interesting and often surprise with natural beauty. Cheers, RickO

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