Biblical Archaeology at its best!
Dear W.A. family I thought you might enjoy having a chuckle or two so don't worry about the title, this blog, though literally "down-to-earth", is just a little bit of light-hearted relief, the kind of joke that archaeologists keep in their repertoire! Enjoy!
An archaeologist was digging in the Negev Desert in Israel and came
upon a casket containing a mummy. After examining it, he called the
curator of a prestigious natural-history museum.
"I've just discovered a 3,000 year-old mummy of a man who died of
heart failure!" the excited scientist exclaimed.
To which the curator replied, "Bring him in. We'll check it out."
A week later, the amazed curator called the archaeologist. "You were
right about the mummy's age and cause of death. How in the world did
"Easy. There was an ostracon, in his hand that said, '10,000
Shekels on Goliath'."