Nice online exhibition on the “7 Species” in Israel by the IAA – and some pictures from Safi as well!

In honor of Tu Beshevat (the 15th day of the month of Shevat) which according to Jewish tradition is the trees’ new year, the IAA has posted a very nice online exhibit of archaeological finds relating to the “seven species” of plants typical of the agriculture of the Land of Israel (in fact, this is what is now known as the “Mediterranean diet“).
See this here.

We also have various finds relating to this as well, and here is a sample of them:

This is a kernos (“annular rhyton”) which is quite similar to the one depicted in the online exhibit


And here is Linda Meiberg holding a pomegranate shaped vessel, just as it was excavated from one of the cultic corners in the 9th cent. BCE destruction level in Area A.

Aren

One thought on “Nice online exhibition on the “7 Species” in Israel by the IAA – and some pictures from Safi as well!

  1. JOEL TOWLER

    EXCITING! EXHILERATING! THE MORE THAT COMES TO LIGHT, THE MORE ENLIGHTENED WE ARE. THANKS, AREN, FOR KEEPING SUCH GOOD POSTS. WE WHO LOVE GOD AND ARCHAEOLOGY ARE IN THE DEBT OF YOU AND YOUR TEAMS, AND YOUR PERSONAL EFFORTS.

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