Two Thousand Year Old Ring Found in the City of David

The ancient jewel was found in a Mikveh that served those traveling on Pilgrims Road during the Second Temple Period.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 23, 2018 15:39

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Two thousand year old ring found in the City of David

Two-thousand-year-old ring with a solitaire gem stone uncovered in archaeological excavations in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem. (photo credit: CITY OF DAVID)

Israeli archaeologists found a 2,000 year old ring in a Mikveh [Ritual Bathhouse] that used to operate on Pilgrim Road during the Second Temple period, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Sunday.

“Just like today, it would appear that in the past, rings and jewelry were removed before bathing,” said archaeologists Nachshon Zenton, Moran Hajabi, Ari Levy and Dr. Joe Uziel, “this ring allows us to personally connect with an individual’s personal story from 2,000 years ago. The ring, along with other finds, can shed light and expose the lives of people during the Second Temple period. ”

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Situated upon the ancient city of Jerusalem, the City of David is the place recorded in the Bible upon which King David established Jerusalem as the united capital of Israel 3,000 years ago. It’s Israel’s largest active archeological site.

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