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    Various finds, including a unique set of Roman brass vessels used for sacrifice services, were found in the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea by Israel's largest army supported archaeological expedition organized as a joint venture by the Hebrew University, the Government Dept, of Antiquities and the Archaeological institute.

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    Jeeps and commander with Yadin team on way to cave (3 shots)



    On foot to cave downhill an mastering dangerous corner



    Yadin nearing knitted cap-comforter (various shots)



    Yadin, holding to rope at most dangerous part of approach, which was one by one and was 270 meters high on cliff



    Coming round dangerous corner 270 meters high on cliff



    Climbing up ladder to cave and looking on



    LS Mountainside with cave



    PAN over canyon to cave



    Work in mouth of cave and boy discovering arrow



    Yadin coming out of passageway leading to chamber No.1



    Yadin comes to boy and pulling out arrow



    Looking with minedetector in chamber No. 1 (2 shots)



    Looking into and blowing dust of basket



    Basket with Roman vessels



    PAN from girl-students to Yadin with jug out of basket




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    Background: Various finds, including a unique set of Roman brass vessels used for sacrifice services, were found in the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea by Israel's largest army supported archaeological expedition organized as a joint venture by the Hebrew University, the Government Dept, of Antiquities and the Archaeological institute. Not only the largest but also the most perilous expedition of its kind explored uncharted caves in dangerous and almost inaccessible canyons and was composed of 4 Leading Israel archaeologist, assisted by soldiers and 75 volunteers, partly Kibbutz members who are archaeology hobbyists and partly archaeology students o the Hebrew University. Of the four teams searching the caves in canyons stretching offer a twenty-five miles area, Prof. Yigael Yadin's team which worked in a ???di called Wadi Haver brought back the most important finds. Ropes and ropeladder were used to reach the caves inhabited at the time by the rebels of the Bar Kochba revolt against the Romans (app. 270 BC - 135 AD), because these men chose as their hiding places caves inaccessible to the Roman Legion soldiers and now, 2000 years later, this fact turned this expedition into a real mountaineering feat of the highest order.- Prof. Yadin, formerly General Yadin of the Israel Defence Army and first Chief of Operations and later its C in C during the latter part of the War of Independence, discovered, with the help of mine-detectors of the Engineers Corps of the Army, amongst other items in chamber #1 of his 150 meters long cave, about 60cm underground a basket full of the a/m implements, as well as an arrow from the aforesaid period, a piece of scroll of Psalms XV etc.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5HG2IGYAXQ9PB1G2QLHUJ2QNF
    Media URN:
    VLVA5HG2IGYAXQ9PB1G2QLHUJ2QNF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:42:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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