Courtesy Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums
Buried gold jewelry still glitters after 3,300 years. At left, a radially-grooved object may be a faience bead, similar to some found in Crete. The small rectangular object may have been used to cap a bead similar to the thirteen round ones seen here. At right are two headbands. The bottom one is made in repoussé technique with a central rosette flanked by a hatched design. Gold objects such as these were common in the Near East during the prosperous years of the Late Bronze Age.