A spectacular gold, pearl, and emerald earring, dating to the time of Jesus, has been discovered in Jerusalem, AP reports. The 2,000-year-old find, close to the Old City walls, is causing a sensation because Roman-era jewelry is rare as the city was ultimately destroyed and what survived was often melted down.
"Suddenly, one of the excavators came up shouting 'Eureka!'" said the dig director. "Jewelry is hardly preserved in archaeological context in Jerusalem. Such a precious item, it couldn't be one of just ordinary people. It must have belonged to one of the elite in Jerusalem."