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Woman Goes Swimming in the Kinneret, Stumbles on Priceless 1,500-Year-Old Relic

Relic discovered by Tal Fastman (Photo: via Facebook)

Israeli Tal Fastman found something she didn’t expect during her swim in Kinneret: an ancient relic. According to Fastman, this experience is a “dream come true.”

“It seems like the lake’s low water levels facilitated this find,” said the authority’s Yoav Tzur, an archaeologist. “It’s a rare and precious object, that most likely fell off of an ancient ship nearby and ended up here.” The chicken-shaped object, he explained, was most likely used in early Christian funerary rituals. It will now be displayed in a nearby museum for all to observe.

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