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Pottery Artifacts from the Qumran Site

Pottery First century B.C.E.-first century C.E.
Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

During the excavation of the Qumran ruin, these V-shaped drinking goblets were found stacked in what had been a storeroom.

The quality of their construction and craftsmanship leads some contemporary archaeologists to argue that the site was a Roman villa, because the presence of vessels of this quality would not be in keeping with the austerity of an ascetic community.

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