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Images: Rare Clay Coffin in Israel Grave

Clay Coffin

wealthy canaanite grave in Israel

(Image credit: Dan Kirzner, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority)

A fragmented clay coffin discovered in Israel's Jezreel Valley ahead of the construction of a gas pipeline. The grave dates back more than 3,000 years to the Late Bronze Age.

Coffin Lid

Coffin lid from Jezreel Valley

(Image credit: Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority)

A 3,300-year-old sculpted coffin lid from Israel's Jezreel Valley.

Jezreel Valley

Jezreel valley excavation

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The excavation area in the Jezreel Valley where the grave was discovered near four other graves from the same period.

Scarab Ring

Seti I Scarab

(Image credit: Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority)

A gold scarab seal bearing the name of Seti I, the Egyptian ruler who conquered a rebellion and ruled in Canaan.

Gold Scarab

gold scarab seal

(Image credit: Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority. )

A gold scarab seal found in the Israeli grave.

Bronze Bowl and Dagger

grave goods bowl and dagger

(Image credit: Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority)

A bronze bowl and dagger were found in the grave, along with other hammered bronze items.

Bowl and Dagger

grave goods bowl and dagger

(Image credit: Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority)

An overhead view of the bronze bowl and dagger from the grave.