The last two days were really good as far as small finds are concerned. As we were attempting to reach the destruction level caused in 701 BCE by the Assyrian king Sennacherib, we encountered this beautiful clay bull’s head that originally was attached to a ceramic vessel, most likely a bowl still lying somewhere on the floor we are looking for. The actual discovery was made by Chenzhi (Rebekah) Shen, an Emory at Oxford student originally from China.
This bull’s head is being added to the large collection of cult paraphernalia from this period we uncovered in our latest phase of work (2007-2009, 2014-15). We are certain that there are more surprises awaiting us. Tune in.