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A small gold ring with a red garnet gemstone was recently discovered in the Givati Parking Lot excavations in the City of David National Park. The ring dates to the Hellenistic era and was likely made for a child. It was constructed of hammered gold leaves attached to a metal ring base. During the Hellenistic era trends in jewelry changed, with people preferring gold with inset stones instead of the earlier style of decorated gold. The artifact indicates that some of the city’s elite lived in this area of the City of David 2300 years ago.


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