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Discover Pottery of Era of Solomon

Samuel M. Markowitz was elected president of Congregation Ohabai Shalome of San Francisco at the congregation’s annual meeting. He succeeds the late Felix Gross who headed the congregation for ten years. Rabbi Michael Fried was re-elected. He has served since 1924. Other officers elected are: Alfred Karp, vice-president; Dr. Harris Klein, secretary; and Mrs. Joseph Rosenberg, treasurer.

Pottery of the era of King Solomon, has been discovered in a tomb excavated in the Judean hills in Southern Palestine by a British Archaeological expedition, according to cabled information received by H. Dunscombe Colt, Jr., American director of the party.

“Our excavation work is meeting with greater success than was hoped for so early in the campaign,” Mr. Colt reported. “The plot on which the excavation building was set up proved to have been the site of ancient rock-cut tombs. Most of them, unfortunately, had been robbed in ancient times, but one contained subsequent burials of the Byzantine period, and another, which is now being dug, is yielding pottery of the time of Solomon. It now looks as if the inner chambers had never been disturbed.

“Lachish, the city which, in antiquity, is supposed to have been established on this hill, was one of the strongholds of Palestine, and this excavation is revealing some of the strength of its city walls. Already a section of the revetment of these walls has been exposed and shown to date from the Middle Iron Period. From this same period dates a large bastion which defended one side of the city gateway.

“In the course of laying clear the wall and the tombs, the expedition found alabaster vessels of excellent workmanship which are far finer than any seen in previous expeditions.”

Samuel M. Markowitz was elected president of Congregation Ohabai Shalome of San Francisco at the congregation’s annual meeting. He succeeds the late Felix Gross who headed the congregation for ten years. Rabbi Michael Fried was re-elected. He has served since 1924. Other officers elected are: Alfred Karp, vice-president; Dr. Harris Klein, secretary; and Mrs. Joseph Rosenberg, treasurer.

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