Hiker Discovers 3,500-year-old Egyptian Antiquity In Galilee

One of the two ancient bronze coins, which according to Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists were struck by the Roman procurator of Judea, Valerius Gratus, in the year 17/18 CE and recently were revealed in excavations beneath the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City
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The Times of Israel reports: A 3,500-year-old Egyptian seal in the form of a scarab was discovered by an Israeli during a walk in the Lower Galilee.

Amit Haklai spotted a tiny white object while on an outing with his small children on the Horns of Hittim near Tiberias, Army Radio reported Tuesday.

Noticing that it was shaped like a scarab and had decorations engraved on it, he realized it was an ancient Egyptian seal and took it to the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Archaeologists determined that it was an amulet from the New Kingdom period of Ancient Egypt, from the 16th to the 11th century BCE.

Read more at the Times of Israel