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Girl, 12, Finds Ancient Egyptian Amulet at Jerusalem Dig

Neshama Spielman with an ancient Egyptian amulet dating back more than 3,200 years. Photo: Facebook/Temple Mount Sifting Project

The Holy Land is a great place to discover ancient artifacts, and, especially for a 12-year-old, finding an Egyptian artifact with the very powerful Pharaoh Thutmose III's name makes for an exciting day in Jerusalem.

An ancient Egyptian amulet was uncovered in Jerusalem by a young girl taking part in a family dig in the capital.

The amulet has been dated to 3,200 years ago and bears the name of Pharaoh Thutmose III, a prominent figure from the Eighteenth Dynasty who reigned from 1479 BCE to 1425 BCE, the City of David organization said on Tuesday.

Neshama Spielman, from Jerusalem, found the artifact four years ago at a dig organized by the City of David and the Temple Mount Sifting Project, which works to examine tons of dirt removed without archaeological supervision from the Temple Mount by the Muslim Waqf. Details of the find and its identification, however, have only now been revealed. Spielman, who is aged 12, was just 8 when she made the find.

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