Welcome back to NewsFile, our weekly round-up of newsy tidbits and happenings from the world of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics. We’re jump starting the week with an archeological find of biblical proportions.
Ancient Artifact Unearthed
A 2,700-year-old clay seal was discovered near the Western Wall Plaza in the Old City of Jerusalem. Reuters reports the seal, which was discovered five years after digging through the site started, was inscribed with ancient Hebrew script as “belonging to the governor of the city.”
“It supports the Biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of the city in Jerusalem 2,700 years ago,” according to a statement from the Israel Antiquities Authority, quoting excavator Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah.
You can read more about the discovery here.
Cfile Receives Akron Community Foundation Grant
Cfile Foundation is pleased to announce it has received $3,000 from the Richard and Alita Rogers Fund of Akron Community Foundation. The money will go to support our global community of cutting-edge educators, ceramics creatives, critics, curators, collectors and dealers through our online content of cutting edge exhibitions, groundbreaking lectures, classroom material, edgy videos, recent exhibition catalogs and monographs.
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