Israeli archaeologists this week unveiled what they are calling a “once-in-a-lifetime discovery” involving 3,300-year-old untouched pottery that dates to the time of Egyptian Pharaoh Rameses II and, possibly, to the time of Moses.
The discovery, unveiled Sunday, was made last week when a mechanical digger penetrated the roof of a cave at Palmachim Beach National Park, revealing a large room seemingly “frozen in time” and filled with pottery and other objects that would have been used in an Egyptian burial. At the time, the Egyptian kingdom included the land that is now Israel.
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said the cave looked like an “Indiana Jones film set,” filled with intact bowls and jugs.
“The hewn cave was square in form with a central supporting pillar,” IAA said. “Several dozens of intact pottery and bronze artifacts were lain out in the cave, exactly as they were arranged in the burial ceremony about 3,300 years ago. These vessels were…