12-year-old girl finds ancient Egyptian amulet This image released by the Ir David Foundation - City of David on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 shows Neshama Spielman with an ancient Egyptian amulet dating back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs discovered by the 12-year-old Israeli girl. (Adina Graham, Ir David Foundation - City of David via AP/Zavi Dvira)
12-year-old girl finds ancient Egyptian amulet
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A 12-year-old Israeli girl has discovered an ancient Egyptian amulet. It dates back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs. An official announced the find April 26.
 
Neshama Spielman and her family took part in the Temple Mount Sifting Project. It is an initiative to sort through earth discarded from the area of the biblical temples in Jerusalem.
 
There she found a pendant-shaped amulet. It bore the name of the Egyptian ruler Thutmose III. The girl said she found the amulet four years ago. At the time, she was eight.
 
Zeev Orenstein is an official with City of David foundation. The foundation supports the sifting project. Orenstein explained that it can take years to determine the importance of such archaeological finds.
 
More than 170,000 volunteers have participated since the project began. It was started in 2004.
 
The discovery came days before Jews celebrated the holiday of Passover. It marks their freedom from bondage in Egypt. Spielman said she was excited to learn of the significance of the amulet she found. She said that celebrating Passover this year was extra meaningful.

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COMMENTS (25)
  • jolenec-bel
    5/03/2016 - 02:01 p.m.

    They sometiimes find objects that have been here for ages and things we dont kniw about but they find things like that and then we learn about them.

  • ellaholick-bak
    5/03/2016 - 04:22 p.m.

    It was so interesting to learn about this.

  • joshread-bak
    5/03/2016 - 06:57 p.m.

    I can't believe a 8 year old found that old of a object. I should have found the 3,200 year old amulet. I think she was lucky to find it.

  • jonathani-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:51 a.m.

    It takes some time because it was long ago or in the FUTURE.Also people find objects that have been there for ages and don't know if it's fake or not.If I found that amulet I would take thousands of years trying to what is by myself!Also I would be rich if I new what was it.

  • marisole-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:52 a.m.

    It takes years because you don't always just find a amulet on the side walk or from just digging it takes a long time to actually find this like that. It takes a long time to learn the significance of a object because you need to check if it's real or not, and because you might not know if it is.

  • dalilac-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:53 a.m.

    I think that it takes years to study something because maybe it could be important. You never know what it could be it could probably be a very important thing back then a long time ago. You never know what it could mean. It could probably mean some thing important that what's important back then. Over all I think that it is important to study something important

  • alexism-148507-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:53 a.m.

    You don't know because you might not be a scientist.You might have a hard time studying it.It might be a secret.It can be tradition but from thousands of years ago.

  • erickf-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:54 a.m.

    It takes years to learn the significance of the found object because it may not be what you think it is it could be a fake amulet or a piece of a toy that broke off and so they could get in trouble.

  • lorenal-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:54 a.m.

    I think that it takes years to learn the significance of found objects because. Sometimes people find things but they might not know what it means. Probably like the girl who found a ancient Egyption amulet.

  • americaa-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:56 a.m.

    It takes years to significance of found objects because you have to see from what year it was from.Also to what the object mean and how it got to where you are .Finally to see if it's special in a way.

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