By Alfa Ellita -
Jerusalem – A tiny golden bell has been found in Jerusalem, which dates back two-thousand years ago. A sound last heard two-thousand years ago is audible again. The golden bell dates back to the Second Temple period and was discovered around the ruins near the Old City, Israel’s Antiquities Authority stated last Friday.
The bell has been studied extensively with concluding that it was an adornment sewn onto a garment of a senior official. The tiny orb measures one-centimeter in diameter and proves to be an amazing discovery. This discovery occurred during an excavation of the Roman-era drainage channel in the City of David which is an Arab neighborhood of Silwan which lies south of the Old City walls.
The golden bell was discovered inside the main drainage channel taking rainwater from numerous parts of the city to the pool of Siloam, which is mentioned various times in the Bible. No one will ever know who dropped this beautiful adornment however; it proves obvious that the golden bell belonged to the clothes of a wealthy resident. In the book of Exodus, it is often mentioned that tiny golden bells were sewn onto the hems of robes belonging to Temple priests. It has yet to be proven that this particular bell is one of the bells that Bible speaks of within the scriptures.
Eli Shukron of the Israel Antiquities Authority states that the bell likely rolled off someone’s garment and rolled into the drainage channel as its owner was walking by. Shukron states that the tiny-golden bell is a rare find and the Antiquities Authority is excited in conducting future studies. Shukron demonstrated for all to hear the metallic sound, which emitted a clink and a rattle from the tiny golden bell.