Rare oil lamp unearthed in Israel
(CHRISTIAN HEADLINES) – Excavating for the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) along the Pilgrim’s Path in the City of David, Israeli archaeologists discovered a rare bronze oil lamp hidden in the wall of a building along the path.
The lamp is cut in half and shaped like a grotesque face, inspired by Roman mythology. “The lamp itself was inserted to the structure itself, to the wall of the structure as a foundation deposit in order to give luck and to protect the structure itself and the people that lived within the structure,” archaeologist Ari Levy, who led the excavation for the IAA, told CBN News.
According to the IAA, the lamp was created to bring good fortune. The lamp was formed by pouring it into a sculpted mold shaped like half of a bearded man’s face with a “grotesque” appearance, the researchers told UPI.