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Exhibits from Tell Duweir, Palestine

Nature volume 134, pages 173174 (04 August 1934) | Download Citation



IN order to afford those attending the International Congress of Anthropological Sciences in London an opportunity of viewing the antiquities from Tell Duweir, the Exhibition of the Wellcome Archaeological Research Expedition in the rooms of the Palestine Exploration Fund, Manchester Square, remained open until August 3. Much interest was aroused by the exhibits, the inscribed ewer naturally attracting a great deal of attention. Further fragments of the ewer have been found among the material brought from Palestine, and these have added definition to its form, while the line of decoration is now almost continuous. A card exhibited with, the ewer gave the alternative readings which have been proposed. Even more impressive were the relics from the sanctuary shrine in the fosse, of which the destruction is dated by the Rameses II plaque as not earlier than the first half of the thirteenth century B.C. The preservation in situ, and in some instances intact, of the appointments of the shrine gives the find a unique character. These objects, including the benches for offerings, the libation jar and offerings bin and the like, were displayed in and around a model reconstructed from squeezes. This exact record of a remarkable cult-object reflects the greatest credit on the initiative and technical skill of the members of the expedition.

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