Ancient ‘thinking person’ statuette unearthed in Israel, ancient as in 3800 years old.
The Israel Antiquities Authority said on Wednesday the jug, dating back to what archaeologists refer to as the Middle Bronze Age, had been found during an excavation in Yehud, a Tel Aviv suburb.
“It seems that at first the jug, which is typical of the period, was prepared and afterwards the unique sculpture was added, the likes of which have never before been discovered in previous research,” said Gilad Itach, who directed the excavation, which included teenage diggers.
The statuette is about 18 cm (7 inches) tall.
“One can see that the face of the figure seems to be resting on its hand as if in a state of reflection,” he said.