Bible and archaeology news
After archaeologists admitted they were completely stumped as to the meaning and function of three strange markings recently discovered during excavations near Jerusalem’s Gihon Spring (see “Strange Markings Puzzle City of David Archaeologists”), they went to the world to try to find an answer. After posting images of the strange V-shaped markings on Facebook, archaeologists working with the Ir David Foundation, which manages the City of David park, received more than 20,000 suggestions as to what the symbols might mean. Some of the more interesting comments left on the page suggested the markings could be drainage channels for ancient urinals, molds for smelting and crafting iron tools, or archaic symbols for water. Still others had more comic suggestions–that the markings were the original McDonald’s sign, or footprints from King Solomon’s dinosaur.
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