In Jerusalem, archaeologists found a pot of decapitated frogs

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Israeli archaeologists have discovered a jug of decapitated frogs, and open in the course of excavations in the Jerusalem tomb the age of 4 thousand years, said the antiquities Department of the country.

Scientists link the discovery with the ritual offerings to the deceased, but do not presume to unambiguously judge what it meant amphibians with their heads cut off, from the perspective of the ancient inhabitants of Canaan.

«When we rolled away the stone covering the tomb’s entrance, the excitement found untouched bowls and pitchers. In one of them, to our surprise, there were a handful of small bones. Carried out researches have allowed to establish that the remains of at least nine toads. I wonder what their pre-beheaded,» said the leaders of the excavation Shua Kisilevitz and Zohar Turgeman-Jaffa.

Archaeological searches, in which a discovery was made, was conducted in preparation for the extension of one of the residential quarters of Jerusalem.In Jerusalem, archaeologists found a pot of decapitated frogs© 2017 Associated Rgent in Egypt: what archeologists discovered in the tomb 3,500 years old

«For an archaeologist is sealed in the ancient tomb, a priceless treasure. A kind of «time capsule», where we see objects in their almost original form. In those days it was customary to bury the dead along with offerings, which, as then believed, was to serve them in the afterlife,» the researchers say.

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