Unusual Gold Artifact Uncovered In Israel Has Archaeologists Stumped

Israel Antiquities

The Israel Antiquities Authority turned to the public on Tuesday in a Facebook post in an attempt to understand the purpose or use for a mysterious artifact that was discovered in an old building in a cemetery in Jerusalem.

Several months ago, a maintenance worker for the cemetery noticed an abandoned package inside an old structure on the cemetery grounds. In accordance with security protocol, the worker immediately alerted police forces in the area who carried out a controlled explosion within the building to eliminate any possible threat from the package.

The damage caused to the structure revealed a gold-colored object which was turned over to the Israel Antiquities Authority for study.

Weighing in at 8.5 kg., the Israel Antiquities Authority has been stumped by the gold object having never seen anything of the like in the past. The object was taken in for testing and examination by experts who tried to understand the use and purpose of the item.

After several months of tests and studies the Antiquities Authority, unable to assign a name to the mysterious object, has now turned to the public for help determining what the object is and how it ended up in the cemetery structure.

So, we turn to you. What do you think it is?

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***עדכון: חכמת ההמונים אכן עשתה את שלה, והגולש מיכה ברק פתר את תעלומת החפץ מצופה הזהב. על כך – בפוסט נפרד***
החפץ המסתורי הזה נחשף במבנה עתיק בבית קברות ירושלמי והתגלגל לפיתחנו, אלא שאנחנו לא מכירים פריט כזה – עתיק או מודרני. לאור זאת, אנחנו פונים לחכמת ההמון: אולי מכאן יגיעו פתרונים? עוד מידע בקישור http://www.antiquities.org.il/article_heb.aspx…
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