In a Canaanite burial in Jerusalem, a 4,000-year-old test was discovered, in which nine frog-headed frogs were found.
Excavation work in a burial area in Jerusalem, as well as numerous mysterious finds, led to the discovery of an exotic myrtle tree and palm pollen.
In an Canaanite grave right outside the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, an ancient test was discovered in which nine frog heads were cut off. The discovery was extremely surprising since no frogs were found in vowels in ancient tombs in the region
It is reported that the test was first found in a grave pit dug in 1991 and that archaeologists found a circular stone structure blocking the entrance of this grave pit while cleaning up the tomb area where they were carrying out their last year's work
Under this structure, there is a limestone grave about 1.5 meters deep, 1.2 meters wide and 80 centimeters in length. Inside the grave, his head is leaning against an abutment, and is said to be a skeleton in the position of the fetus .
The grave also expresses palm pollen and parts of myrtle trees, but it is surprising that these plants are not species specific to the region. Perhaps the most interesting of those seized in the grave was the head of the frog
whose head was torn .
It is known that in the Bronze Middle East, filling tests with food is a very common practice, in relation to which the dead are buried with food that they may need in their later life. Lamb, goat, ox, or venison, placed in terracotta pots, are among the other common choices at that time.
In the burial sites belonging to the Bronze Age there are only two tombs with frogs found as voting .
Foods buried with death are often a part of the local cuisine, and frogs are thought to be included in the diet of the people of the region. Among the possibilities are that the frogs have a taste that later and especially incorporated into the regional cuisine. The head of the frogs is estimated to have been torn to remove the toxic from the .
Shira Kisilevitz, co-chair of the Israeli Department of Antiquities – at the same time the excavation work, notes that frogs are not only buried with the dead, but also consumed by those who are alive.
It is known that the Canaanites are in search of the goddess Astarte and his wife Baal, who lived in contemporary Lebanon, Israel, and partly in the territories on the borders of Syria and Jordan. It is stated that the Canaanite cult has developed in the Bronze Age in the part of the Nahal Refa'i basin that is now on the borders of Israel.
Excavation presidents Kisilevitz and Zohar Turgeman-Yaffe say that in the past decades, two settlements, two temples and a large number of tombs have been excavated in excavations in this region, which also provide important clues about the lives of people who lived in that area.
IB Times. September 28, 2017.