Bible fragments, 10,500-year-old basket discovered in Jerusalem (13 images)
The Israel Antiquities Authority recently made exciting discoveries on an excavation in the Muraba'at Cove in the Judean Desert near Jerusalem. Here's a look at some of their findings and behind the scenes from the caves.
Archeologist Dr. Naama Sukenik shows a 10,500-year old basket discovered by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Muraba'at Cove in the Judean Desert at the IAA laboratories in Jerusalem, on Tuesday. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
The 10,500-year-old basket is seen as it was found in the Muraba'at Cave. The excavation operations have been undertaken since 2017. Photo courtesy of Yoli Schwartz/Israel Antiquities Authority
The moment preparatory program students discovered the 10,500-year-old basket in the Muraba'at Cave. The basket is likely the oldest complete basket in the world. Photo courtesy of Yaniv Berman/Israel Antiquities Authority
Scroll conservationist Tanya Bitler points to a parchment section of a scroll that was part of the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI