When archeologists are baffled by discoveries, they’re expected to debate complicated theories among other argyle-vest-wearing experts at stuffy conferences held high in ivory towers.
But when recent carvings at a Jerusalem site puzzled experts, the archeologists at the City of David site near the Old City took a new approach: Post a mysterious stone carving on Facebook, and ask the world what it thought.
Since local and international media coverage of the strange markings went viral, more than 20,000 people across the globe have weighed in on the mysterious “V” carvings found in a room that was last used around 800 BCE.
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