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Ancient Gold from the Ancient East - Reopening in the Permanent Exhibitions

March 1, 1993-May 31, 1993
Location: Unspecified location
Stalagmite and stalctite caves in Nahal Qanah in Samraria served as the burial sites in the Chalcolithic period, some 6000 years ago. Among the funerary offerings, eight large gold circlets were unearthed, wighing a total of nearly one kg. They constitute the earliest known presence of the metal