Matching half of Roman-era lamp unearthed in Jerusalem possibly found in Budapest

 

A rare bronze oil lamp, shaped like a grotesque face cut in half, was discovered during excavations in Jerusalem's City of David National Park, May 5, 2021.

(JNS) - The Roman-era oil lamp recently unearthed in Jerusalem may be the missing half of a similar artifact found in Budapest nine years ago, the City of David Foundation announced on Sunday.

Mere hours after publication of the discovery of the "lucky" lamp shaped like a grotesque half face, Hungarian archaeologist Gabor Lassanyi contacted Ari Levy, director of Israel Antiquities Authority excavations at Jerusalem's City of David National Park.

"Nine years ago, in an excavation we conducted at Aquincum (modern-day Budapest), we found a remarkably rare object. At the bottom of the buildin...



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