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Gem Engraved with Goddess' Image Found Near King Herod's Mausoleum
LiveScience ^ | March 17, 2015 | Owen Jarus

Posted on 03/18/2015 4:18:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

A translucent orange gem engraved with an image of a goddess of hunting has been found near a mausoleum built by Herod the Great, the king of Judea who ruled not long before the time of Jesus.

The carnelian gem shows the goddess Diana (or her Greek equivalent, Artemis) with a sumptuously detailed hairstyle and wearing a sleeveless dress, with a quiver behind her left shoulder and the end of a bow protruding from her right shoulder. Both Diana and Artemis were goddesses of hunting and childbirth.

An iron ring that may have held the gem was found nearby. Researchers say the ring and gem were likely worn by a Roman soldier who was stationed at the site long after Herod's death. The soldier could have used the gem to create seals, pressing it into soft material like clay or beeswax to create images of the goddess, the researchers said.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: diana; goddessdiana; godsgravesglyphs; herod; kingherod; romanempire
This image shows the carnelian gem within the cavity of an iron ring that was found close to it. The gem has an engraving of the goddess Diana (or her Greek equivalent Artemis). Credit: Tal Rogovski

Credit: Tal Rogovski

1 posted on 03/18/2015 4:18:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

She looks worried.


2 posted on 03/18/2015 4:19:43 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

She should be worried, there is only one God, she is not Him.


3 posted on 03/18/2015 4:23:14 PM PDT by exnavy (Islam is not a religion, it is an attack plan for war.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hey. That’s not Scarlett johanson!


4 posted on 03/18/2015 4:25:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nice piece of artwork!


5 posted on 03/18/2015 4:28:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (STONE COLD ZOMBIE SCOURGE)
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To: SunkenCiv

Very nice.


6 posted on 03/18/2015 4:32:25 PM PDT by freedom6178
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To: SunkenCiv

Nephilim.


7 posted on 03/18/2015 4:33:57 PM PDT by Sasparilla (If you want peace, prepare for war.)
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To: SunkenCiv
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8 posted on 03/18/2015 4:51:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Good thing the Isis guys weren’t around with a hammer.


9 posted on 03/18/2015 5:00:06 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: BenLurkin

Re “That’s not Scarlett Johanson”. Close. Johanson is Jewish though and is pretty as a goddess, or at least a princess.

The ring actually looks like SacaJEWaya (like how I sneaked that in?). People always thought that the American Indians were actually the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel (which is why so much archaeology in Latin America was sponsored by Christian-founded colleges. They were looking for those tribes). Sadly the Mayan Indians I worked with at Tikal had no idea what Matzah and Gefilte fish were. Guess they weren’t our brethren.

Anyway, an interesting archaeological find. (I’m a former archaeologist so anything like this gets my attention).


10 posted on 03/18/2015 5:24:03 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (madmax)
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To: SunkenCiv
Looks like her head and face are all bandaged up. There is some nice detail
so I wonder what all the wrapping is.
11 posted on 03/18/2015 5:31:56 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Nailbiter

ping


12 posted on 03/18/2015 6:46:43 PM PDT by IncPen (None of this would be happening if John Boehner were alive...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; SunkenCiv

Look what Sunken Civ found!

Spring, and the snow will melt soon! Then you can start stalking wild asparagus along rural fence lines, and morels in the underbrush!


13 posted on 03/18/2015 6:49:18 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission (When does deer season begin?)
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

I’m on it, Pete! Spent the morning burning up a winters worth of burnables...could FINALLY get to the burn barrel! I added some fresh soil to my ‘early’ beds and will be putting in spinach, lettuces, carrots, beets and radishes this weekend - under tunnel covers, just for good measure.

Things are hopping at work - we had a week of 60’s and 70’s, so customers went NUTS buying seed and anything else that wasn’t nailed down. I LOVE it when that happens. :)

It cooled off again (which is normal) so we’ll have a tiny break in the action, but our Bare Root Room opens March 28th. I already have taters and onions in stock. Packaged roses, too.

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Life. Is. Good. I am Blessed beyond measure! Hope all is well with you and yours! :)


14 posted on 03/19/2015 6:21:31 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SunkenCiv

It’s me! :) Carnelian. Mmmmm! Pretty! :)


15 posted on 03/19/2015 6:22:23 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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16 posted on 03/19/2015 8:44:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

I think that’s just the consequence of seeing in closeup, looks like the likeness was made with a file or straight blade.


17 posted on 03/19/2015 8:59:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW!)
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To: Sirius Lee

Is she squireling away nuts for the winter? Girl has some big cheeks.


18 posted on 03/19/2015 12:04:53 PM PDT by csvset
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To: SunkenCiv
Those lines are very detailed and seem precise. It looks purposeful which makes me
question what intent of those features were. Impressive considering the era.
19 posted on 03/19/2015 12:06:08 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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