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Archaeologists unearth 3,800-year-old Ceramic Vessel bearing Sculpture of a pensive-looking person in Israel

The ceramic vessel is 18 centimetres high and the face of the figure on the vessel seems to be resting on its hand as if in a state of reflection

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Jerusalem, November 27, 2016: A unique 3,800-year-old ceramic vessel has been unearthed by the archaeologists which bears the sculpture of a pensive-looking person in the Israeli city of Yehud.

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Researchers said, “The vessel was discovered together with daggers, an axe head and arrowheads that were apparently buried as funerary offerings for one of the respected members of the ancient settlement.”

Gilad Itach, excavation director at Israel Antiquities Authority said, “It seems that at first the jug, which is typical of the period, was prepared, and afterwards the unique sculpture was added, the likes of which have never before been discovered in previous research.”

The ceramic vessel is 18 centimetres high and the face of the figure on the vessel seems to be resting on its hand as if in a state of reflection.

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“The level of precision and attention to detail in creating this almost 4,000-year-old sculpture is extremely impressive,” Itach said.

“The neck of the jug served as a base for forming the upper portion of the figure, after which the arms, legs and a face were added to the sculpture,” he said.

It is unclear whether the figure was made by the potter who made the vessel or it was by another craftsman.

In addition to the unique pottery vessel, other vessels and items such as daggers, an axe head, arrowheads, sheep bones and they are very likely the bones of a donkey.

A variety of evidence of the type of life that existed there 6,000 years ago was also exposed.

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According to PTI, “Among other things, pits and shafts were unveiled that contained thousands of fragments of pottery vessels, hundreds of flint and basalt implements, animal bones, and a churn which is a unique vessel that was widely used in the Chalcolithic period for making butter.”

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?