The IAA asks the public to help determine the origin of gold-plated of the object detected on one of the ancient cemeteries of Jerusalem.
A few months ago, a cemetery employee found in located on the territory of the ancient structure hidden object strange shape. To release it was only with the help of the bomb squad of the police.
Find, weighing about 8.5 pounds, was transferred to the Office of antiquities, but archaeologists have been forced to admit I’ve never encountered such a subject. Are unable to clarify and specialists in materials science.
This forced the IAA to make an unprecedented step – to ask the Israelis to put forward their hypotheses and publish them on the page in social network Facebook.
Note that users reacted to the task quite creatively. Among the nominated versions: fixture for the manufacture of spaghetti, massager, rolling pin. One of the readers noted the similarity of the subject with a special spoon for honey.
About the level of training of Israeli specialists in unlocking ancient mysteries can testify decoding with the help of latest technology the first eight verses from the book of «Vayikra», which in the Russian tradition called the book of Leviticus. Scientists managed to restore ancient scroll literally from the ashes. It was discovered 45 years ago during excavations conducted at the ancient synagogue in the area of Ein Gedi.