Experts stumped by strange ancient carvings in Jerusalem

Published on December 9th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks


Experts have uncovered strange stone carvings which were made thousands of years ago in Jerusalem.

Israeli diggers who uncovered a complex of rooms carved into the bedrock in the oldest section of the city recently found the markings: Three “V” shapes cut next to each other into the limestone floor of one of the rooms, about 2 inches (5 centimeters) deep and 20 inches (50 centimeters) long. There were no finds to offer any clues pointing to the identity of who made them or what purpose they served.

The archaeologists in charge of the dig know so little that they have been unable even to posit a theory about their nature, said Eli Shukron, one of the two directors of the dig.

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One Response to Experts stumped by strange ancient carvings in Jerusalem

  1. Andrew Drew says:

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