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Treasure in a Jug

We’ve all heard of buried treasure but most of the time, it’s buried a chest, right? Well, not always. Apparently some folks a long time ago felt the need to bury their treasures in a jug. Strange, right? And now, thousands of years later, archaeologists are still trying to make heads or tails of what they found:

This is the gold earring found at Tel Megiddo.


A jug wrapped in textiles and hidden in a northern Israel home more than 3,000 years ago turns out to hold a literal treasure trove of gold and silver jewelry, archaeologists announced Monday.

The jug, excavated from a house in Tel Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel, is an unusual place to find jewelry, according to Tel Aviv University archaeologists. Even the jewelry itself is odd: Among the pieces is a beautiful golden earring decorated with ibexes, or wild goats.

“For unique items, we work to find parallels to help place the items in their correct cultural and chronological settings,” the researchers said in a joint statement, “but in this case, we still haven’t found anything.”

Read more at MSNBC.