Researchers from Tel Aviv University have recently discovered a collection of gold and silver jewelry
, dated from around 1100 B.C., hidden in a vessel at the archaeological site of Tel Megiddo in northern Israel.
The researchers believe that at least some of the pieces could have originated in Egypt, and that they were likely to belong to a Canaanite woman who lived in Megiddo at the time. The trove is among the most valuable ever found from the Biblical period.
was an important Canaanite city-state until the early 10th century B.C.E. and a pivotal center of the Northern Kingdom of Israel in the 9th and 8th centuries B.C.E. It is a multi-layered site with various time periods clearly differentiated.