Posted April 13, 2018 09:18:13Today, archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority discovered an ancient ceramic tile in a field near the western edge of the village of Qom, near the Dead Sea.
According to the head of the excavation team, Ido, the excavators used a laser scanner to scan the tile with a laser beam.
Ido said the team had the first chance to view the tiles during the second week of April.
“The area was covered with a layer of soil and water.
The tiles are very thin and the soil is so dry that they had not yet formed a casing.
We did not have any other information about the age or purpose of the tile.
We do not know if the area was in use before the city’s founding, but the tiles could be from the era of the Kingdom of Judah or the Kingdom that would later expand outwards.”
The archaeologists plan to start excavating in the next few weeks and will be collecting samples of the soil.
Igo said the archaeologists have already discovered ceramic tiles in the vicinity of the Temple Mount and other archaeological sites in Qom.
“This discovery is the first time that we have found a ceramic tile from the Temple of the Lord in the Qom area.
It is a rare find, especially since we have not been able to find such a tile in the area in the past.””
We believe that this is the oldest known ceramic tile found in the region,” Igo said.”
At first, we thought that it might have been a small decorative piece that was left over from the times of the King Solomon.
However, after we took the samples we were able to identify the ceramic tile as one of the oldest found in Qumran.”
A group of about 30 archaeologists from Israel and Israel and the United States were digging in the field and the team, headed by Dr. Efraim Korsman, was looking for a piece of ceramic tile.
Korsman said he believes the tile could date to around the time of the Second Temple, which would have been around the 9th century BCE.
“We did not find any other similar tiles, so we believe it is a Temple-era tile,” he said.
When Ido first discovered the tile he immediately took a picture of it, but when I looked at it more closely, I noticed a slight curvature on the surface.
The excavation team is currently using a 3D model of the clay to study it further.
“It is very interesting.
We are still working on the exact location of the surface,” Ido said.
I have been working on this project for years, and I believe I can prove it to the world,” Korsmen said.
He said he and his colleagues believe the area around the Temple is a “hotbed” of pottery making.
The archaeologists have not yet confirmed if the tile is from the Second or First Temple, but if it is, it would make the ancient city in Israel even more fascinating.”
I am very happy that we found this tile, but we will continue to look for more in the future,” Iago said.