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Archeologists digging in an ancient garbage dump dating to the 5th and 6th centuries say they are puzzled by what they have uncovered. Professors Oren Tal and Moshe Ajami say the dig outside of modern Tel Aviv has yielded the usual fragments of pottery and glass, as well as animal bones. They admit they are puzzled over the large number of “usable items” they have found. The dig has produced intact lamps, gold coins, and jewelry. The professors say those kinds of things are generally used and not intentionally thrown away. They believe the find may indicate some kind of intentional act of sacrifice by the citizens of the ancient community. One of the finds was a ring with excerpts from a version of the Old Testament may indicate the community was more religious than previously thought. --Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

History's dumping ground: 400 Byzantine coins, gold jewelry found discarded in refuse pit, http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/08/13/history-dumping-ground-400-byzantine-coins-gold-jewelry-found-discarded-in/?cmpid=NL_SciTech, Accessed August 13, 2013.

1 Timothy 6:6 (CEV) And religion does make your life rich, by making you content with what you have.

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