Photo: Zohar Turgeman-Yaffe, Israel Antiquities Authority Archaeologists in Israel have found a pot of decapitated frogs

Scientists link the discovery with the ritual offerings to the deceased.

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a jug of decapitated frogs, and open in the course of excavations in the Jerusalem tomb the age of 4 thousand years, said the antiquities Department of the country.

Scientists link the discovery with the ritual offerings to the deceased, but do not presume to unambiguously judge what it meant amphibians with their heads cut off, from the perspective of the ancient inhabitants of Canaan.

“When we rolled away the stone covering the tomb’s entrance, the excitement found untouched bowls and pitchers. In one of them, to our surprise, there were a handful of small bones. Carried out researches have allowed to establish that the remains of at least nine toads . I wonder what their pre-beheaded,” said the leaders of the excavation Shua Kisilevitz and Zohar Turgeman-Jaffa.

Archaeological searches, in which a discovery was made, was conducted in preparation for the extension of one of the residential quarters of Jerusalem.

As reported