Egyptians 'weighing in on biblical archaeology'
- "Excavating in museums" can indeed be interesting. Some of those
gemstones do not look Egyptian in origin. The photo is small and not
entirely clear (http://www.memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD256109
<http://www.memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD256109>) but three stand
out: at a guess, the rock-crystal gem (second row centre), the white
collared ovoid (third row right; early Mesopotamian, possibly made of
shell) and the white 'inscribed' seal (bottom right [X, dividing line,
circle] burnt steatite?) would be worth pursuing if any contexts were known.
I wonder what other goodies are hiding behind Joseph :-)
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