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Thursday, March 13, 2014

6,000-year-old Crown exhibited in America

Crown of the world's oldest 6,000 year-old believed to be exhibited for the first time in America. Ancient relics from the Copper Age between the years of 4000-3300 BC was shaped like a thick ring with a vultures decor.
This headpiece dating back to the Copper Age between 4000-3300 B.C. was found in a remote cave in the Judaean Desert in Israel in 1961. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
The crown is believed to be used in the funeral of important people were found along with hundreds of other antiquities in a remote cave in the Judaean Desert near the Dead Sea in 1961.
Pessah Bar-Adon from the Israel Department of Antiquities pictured in the so-called Cave of the Treasure in the Judaean Desert in Israel shortly after discovering the hoard of items from the Copper Age in 1961. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
Pessah Bar-Adon from the Department of Antiquities of Israel with other Israeli archaeologists found more than 400 objects are referred to as "Nahal Mishar Dumps" in a cave known as the Cave of Treasures.
Archaeologists discovered more than 400 items hidden within the cave. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
There are items such as two god statues of clay-The Lady and Ram of Gilat also a series of the Copper Age's sculptures that made of copper, stone, ivory and clay. There is also a stick decorated with animal horns, also glass and clay bowls, such as reported by dailymail page on Sunday evening, March 9, 2014.
A libation vessel in the shape of a Ram carrying cornets. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
Heaps of historic objects is believed to be a treasure of a temple in Ein Gedi is located 12 kilometers from there. The purpose of hoarding treasure was still unknown. There is an assumption that objects dumped it protected in emergency situations even though the goods are believed to be used in day-to-day ceremony.

About 150 artifacts from the collection can be seen in the exhibition Masters of Fire: Copper Age Art from Israel at New York University until June 8, 2014. Daniel M. Master, Professor of Archaeology at Wheateon College, together with the curator team members said, "The remarkable thing of this period is an explosion of innovation that defines the technology of the ancient world for thousands of years."

"People are experimenting with new ways to use materials other than copper, but also leather, ceramics and textiles. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it did not." he said further.

Chairman of ISAW Exhibition curator, Jennifer Y. Chi added, "From the perspective of modern society, it is amazing to see people have mastered the ancient social system and a lot of new technology and still have the ability to create artistic objects." *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILYMAIL]
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