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This was a news article from 2011, but I don't recall seeing it before, so thought others may like to see it.

 

A tiny golden bell pulled after 2,000 years from an ancient sewer beneath the Old City of Jerusalem was shown Sunday by Israeli archaeologists, who hailed it as a rare find.

 

The biblical Book of Exodus mentions tiny golden bells sewn onto the hem of the robes of Temple priests, along with decorative pomegranates.

It was not know whether this bell was attached to an actual priestly garment, but it gives an idea of the type of bell likely attached to his robes.

 

The bell was found inside the Old City walls, a few paces from the site of the Jewish Temple. Exodus 39:24-26

 

When Eli Shukron of the Israel Antiquities Authority shook it Sunday, the faint metallic sound was something between a clink and a rattle.

The bell's owner likely "walked in the street, and somehow the golden bell fell from his garment into the drainage channel," Shukron said.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2011/07/24/ancient-bell-found-in-jerusalem-old-city-sewer.html#ixzz1T9UuZZsk

 

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