Zev Radovan

One of the most exquisite artifacts to survive from ancient Israel, the so-called “Orpheus Jug” was found in Megiddo’s Building 2072 by the Chicago team. Decorated with a scene of a lyre-player surrounded by animals, it is named after Orpheus, the mythical Greek musician who could charm even animals and rocks with his songs. The style of decoration on the jug is distinctly Philistine.