Pottery Puzzle – Jericho #102

"And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan at Jericho". (Numbers 22, verse 1)

This jug was discovered in a dig near Jericho. Jericho has been identified in the mound known as Tall As-Sult an (at the source of the copious spring 'As-Sult an), which rises 70 feet above the surrounding plain of the modern city of Jericho. A number of major archaeological expeditions have worked at the site, notably in 1952-58 under Kathleen M. Kenyon, director of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem; one of the main objectives has been to establish the date of the town's destruction by the Israelites--a matter of importance for the chronology of the Israelite entry into Canaan. Your ancient pottery restoration kit includes:

  • The shards of the hand made replica
  • Restoration instructions and all necessary materials
  • A historical background on ancient pottery
  • A label for your collection; The origin location and date (time period), where it was discovered, and where the actual original is located today
Evidence of this destruction was thought to have been found but proved to be erroneous.Most of the town of the period, including the whole circuit of the town walls, has been removed by erosion; enough survives to show only that there was a town of the period. This may have been destroyed in the second half of the 14th century BC, but evidence is too scanty for precision. The site was then abandoned until the Iron Age. Little trace has been found of the 9th-century-BC occupation attributed to Hiel, but there was a sizable settlement in the 7th century BC, ending perhaps at the time of the second Babylonian Exile in 586 BC. The site was then finally abandoned, and the later Jerichos grew up elsewhere. Excavations have shown, however, that Jericho had a very long history before the biblical period, and the site's great importance is that it gives evidence of the first development of permanent settlements and thus of the first steps toward civilization.

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