Relics

Siebenberg House

Rusty arrowheads fractured in battle, ivory writing utensils, a makeshift cotton loom, perfume bottles and bracelets - these are among the priceless artifacts discovered in the 18 years after the Siebenbergs opened up their estate for excavation...

And it all started with one ring.

Dating back 2,000 years, this bronze accessory was the first ancient item discovered on the grounds, unlocking a Pandora's box of exploration. Fitting, seeing as how the ring is thought to have unlocked a jewelry box in the Second Temple era. It is intricately detailed and intriguingly serpentine, inspiring replicas to be reproduced for modern guests of the museum. In fact, Miriam Siebenberg wears one such facsimile on her finger to this day.

For a more detailed look at a cross-section of the house, please visit our Layout Page.