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Ancient Egyptian Amulet Found By Israeli High School Girls

Ynetnews reports: A group of Israeli high school girls discovered an Egyptian Scarab amulet estimated to be nearly 3,300-years-old on Wednesday morning while on a field trip to an archeological site in the Galilee.

“One can learn a lot during a history lesson in school, but there’s nothing like actually holding history in one’s hands,” Gilad Zinamon, an education coordinator with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), told Tazpit Press Service (TPS).

The girls who made the discovery were part of a large group of students who have been participating in archeological excavations in six different sites around the Galilee. These field trips are a Ministry of Education project that aims to bring Israeli 10th graders out of the classroom and into the field in order to increase the student’s involvement with various public projects in neighboring communities.

“Most of the students told me that this was the very first time they encountered the world of archeology. So it is thrilling to see their interest, curiosity, and now their success at it,” Zinamon said.

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