G. Franz, inset photos courtesy Tel Aviv University

The floor of the repository is seen at the moment of discovery, already suggesting the riches that were to come forth. The three insets are closeups of some of the finds from the tomb repository.

Left: Some of the 150 beads made of faience, rock crystal, agate, carnelian and other semiprecious stones. Center: A few of the 300 intact vessels: oil lamps, small perfume bottles, “carrot-shaped” perfume bottles, small juglets and two “alabastra”— pottery imitations of elongated alabaster bottles. Most of the pottery in the photo dates to the sixth century B.C. Right: One of 100 silver objects—an earring in two parts: a loop that was slipped into the ear, and a bell shaped holder that possibly held a precious stone. The two parts were connected by a hinge, which allowed the lower part to swing. Amazingly, after 2,600 years it still moves freely.