Accidental discovery of an Egyptian seal

A 3500-year-old Egyptian seal was discovered by a hiker. The accidental discovery was made in the hills of Lower Galilee in northern Israel. The artefact was noticed amidst the black basalt rocks at the Karnei Hittin historic site. The hiker notified the Israel Antiquities Authority. The seal is carved in the shape of a scarab and covered with several hieroglyphs. It was identified as a 3,500-year-old sacred amulet popular in the ancient Egyptian empire, which included Galilee. This particular seal is dedicated to Pharaoh Thutmose III, who reigned around the 15th century BCE and imposed Egyptian administrative rule over Canaan.

The Egyptian seal found by the hiker (by The Jewish Press)
The Egyptian seal found by the hiker (by The Jewish Press)

(after The Jewish Press)

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