© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem/Courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority

Belonging to a queen? Elaborately decorated with symbols and letters, this stone seal undoubtedly belonged to a member of the upper class. The seal was part of a private collection that was donated to the Israel Department of Antiquities in the early 1960s. Its unusually large size (it is 1.25 inches long), and common Egypto-Phoenician symbols of royalty and divinity strongly suggest that it belonged to a king or queen.