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Funerary gift: bottle

Funerary gift: bottle

Funerary gift: bottle

Pottery

H: 6.8; Diam: 5.5 cm

IAA:

1980-1140

Archaeology/Israelite & Persian Periods

Burial in Judah took place mainly in rock-hewn family burial caves, which were used for several generations. The bodies were laid to rest on benches carved along the walls. When their flesh had decomposed, the bones and funerary gifts were removed to a repository pit dug in the floor of the room, leaving the benches free for the interment of new bodies.