TOMB 50 at EL JIB

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Tomb 50 was discovered by accident as a workman was cleaning the shaft of Tomb 31. The tomb's entrance remained blocked and all indications are that the tomb is undisturbed since it was sealed four millennia ago. There is, however, some evidence that water did seep into the tomb and perhaps some pottery may have moved slightly from their original locations. The tomb has a roundish chamber with a lamp niche near the entrance on the west wall. Two burials were discovered. The south burial generally is undisturbed except that the skull is missing. The bones of Burial 2 show more disturbance. Both burials appear to lie in a fetal position.

See: Pritchard, James B. The Bronze Age Cemetery at Gibeon., 
   pp.54-55, Fig. 56, 88, 89, 94:7-13, 19, 21.

Here are some questions to consider as you study this tomb:

For comparative purposes, see also tombs from Tell es-Sultan published by Kathleen Kenyon.


CONTENTS

  • Jar. (P3243) Two bands of hatched decoration

  • Jar. (P3244) Triple-ribbed rim

  • Jar. (P3245) Three bands of combing

  • Jar. (P3246) Three bands of combing

  • Jar. (P3247) Three bands of combing

  • Lamp. (P3248)

  • Lamp. (P3249)

  • Bronze weapon. (B329) Javelin point with curled tang

  • Bronze weapon. (B328) Dagger blade with slide midrib and rivet holes