A 6,000-Year-Old Nobleman: Finds from the Cave of the Warrior

March 1, 2003-August 9, 2003
Location: Chalcolithic Gallery, Bronfman Archaeological Wing
Curator: Osnat Misch-Brandl
A 6,000-Year-Old Nobleman: Finds from the Cave of the Warrior A rare example of a nobleman’s burial site dating from the Chalcolithic period was unearthed in a cave overlooking Jericho in the Judean Desert. The dry climate preserved the skeleton of the deceased, together with the shrouds in which he was wrapped and the funerary gifts intended to accompany him into the afterlife. The textiles, remarkable in both their size and quality, a magnificent bow, a long flint knife, a walking stick, and sandals all attest to the distinguished status of the man – apparently a ruler in the society in which he lived. The display provides a glimpse into the world of ancient fibercraft, focusing on objects the likes of which have never before been found or exhibited in this country. Objects from the collection of the Staff Office of Archaeology, Civil Adminstration of Judea and Samaria. Booklet.