Saturday, May 27, 2017

World's Oldest Beret

As if the ongoing discussion ('war', some would say) between BĂ©arnais and Basques about the origin of the beret isn't enough, it has now been discovered that the Basque beret is actually Jewish, or at least from Palestine. 
Discover Magazine published the evidence in their April 2017 issue:. 
On the final day of digging last September, archaeologists in Yehud (Israel), unearthed this unusual ceramic creation. It’s an ordinary Bronze Age jug, but perched on top is a figure wearing a beret, frozen in contemplation. The 3800 year old piece was probably a funerary offering made for a respected community member, according to dig director Gilad Itach of the Israel Antiquities Authority. He said the figure was added to the jug before firing, but each might have come from separate craftsmen. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

En Route 23 / Return

By the time this get's published, I arrive back in Auckland, New Zealand. One more flight to Wellington and home at Beret HQ at the Ngaio Plateau (severly jet-legged, no doubt, after some 30 hours of travelling)!
So, last "just a photo" for the time being; all unshipped orders placed over the past weeks will be shipped today and from tomorrow, fresh regular posts!
Thanks for staying with me!


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