Experts Thought This Object Was An Ancient Jewish Relic. Then A Man On Facebook Set Them Straight

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In a cemetery somewhere in Jerusalem, a groundskeeper uncovers a dazzling object buried underground. Is it a forgotten ancient relic – perhaps an artifact from the city’s troubled past? The experts are stumped. That is, until a Facebook post reveals the unlikely truth.

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The story began back in June 2015, when an unnamed worker was carrying out maintenance work at a burial ground in Jerusalem in Israel. While digging about five feet underground, the laborer discovered a mysterious plastic pipe.

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Intrigued, the worker looked inside the pipe – only to discover a strange object wrapped in a length of cotton. But when the fabric was unwound, something truly bizarre lay there. Indeed, it was a find that would baffle experts for the following six months.

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