A water tank in Beersheba, a city in the inland desert, was recently discovered and was found as a 2,000-year-old canvas for a series of prints depicting about 13 undersea and even the sailors who control them.
Davis Eisenberg-Degen said that the technical details are included in some of the drawings of vessels engraved on the gypsum walls of the tank and that graffiti artists have practical knowledge of shipbuilding. IAA Press Releases Rock Art and Graffiti Experts from the Israeli Heritage Bureau
The art-covered reservoir was exposed during the IAA excavation prior to the Rakefet construction near the new Beersheba. The water storage pit, about 12 meters (39 feet) deep, is believed to have been used until recently in the Roman settlement of the first century, measuring 5×5.5 m. Archaeologists uncovered ceramic sherds, ammunition shells, and other weapon parts from the First World War in excavating sediment samples.
"The shape and shape of the reservoir, the technique of water and gypsum, probably suggests that the reservoir was CE at the beginning of the first century, and probably provided a Roman settlement of 800 meters." Ben Gurion University of Negev, "Dr. Fabian and Dr. Cohen-Sason recently discovered," Eisenberg-Degen said in a press release from the IAA.
In excavating the pits, archaeologists Eisenberg-Degen and Avishay Levi-Hevroni identified faint prints on the walls, including boats, sailors, telescopes, and animal figures.
It is not uncommon to find graffiti in archaeological excavations, but until recently, few archaeologists have done thorough research on this unofficial engraving. A recent book published by Brooklyn College on the New York City University team, Dr. Karen B. Stern, goes a long way to filling that gap.
In the newly published Princeton Press publication, "Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and Forgotten Ancient Jews," Stern discusses the art of this category and the "cartesty" of many media.
Stern claimed that graffiti "has information that text or documentary evidence of other genres is clearly lacking." Unlike classical scholarly and religious texts that are maintained and conveyed carefully through generations, Graffiti adds, "It is a discussion of the daily life of the Jewish people, a genre of archaeological genre that is more appropriate for archaeological data."
Sometimes graffiti is preserved in the grave. Stern cites the Beit Shearim tomb located in Lower Galilee, roughly contemporary with the recently discovered Beersheba print. There are a variety of styles, shapes and sophisticated ships. Similar to the Beersheba drawings, these ships have technical details, including curved hulls, masts, sail boats, nou and anchors. Stern.
In an enchanting book, Stern describes the "Jason's Tomb" of the Maccabean era in the Rehavia region of Jerusalem, the tomb of the Shepherla region, the grave of Jewish contexts such as Rome and Malta, I mention other ship graffiti found in.
Perhaps the ship is related to the belief that the journey of life will end. She acknowledged that it is important to use the symbolism of sea vessels in the grave, "but the exact explanation is somewhat difficult to understand."
The description of the description of the Beersheba tank is equally difficult to grasp. But soon the public will be able to make their own decisions: when assisted with the development of the Umbrella Agreement and the New Neighborhood, the reservoir will be preserved and integrated into Rakefet's "green space".