The Antika Pottery Kits were designed by Arik Pelzig (potter son of the famous Israeli sculptor P. Pelzig) in order to teach ch
ildren about the ancient history in a fun and hands-on way. Each piece of pottery is perfectly unique, handmade by professional potters in Hebron as replicas of authentic pieces discovered in archaeological digs around the Holy Land, then... well, broken! After all, that is how the archaeologists discover them: as mysterious, 3-dimensional puzzles. This fun and educational kit include potsherds,restoration instructions and materials. It also includes a scroll outlining the beginnings of ancient pottery and an artifact label, with the origin and date of your restored pot. This animal shaped jar from Hebron dates from 800-700 B.C.E and is approx. 18 cm. This is a great puzzle activity that introduces budding archaeologists to the exciting world of ancient pottery.
Each kit contains the "potsherds"- archaeological jargon for the broken shards of a pot- plus all the archaeologist's tools you and your child will need to reconstruct your ancient Holy Land pot (as well as complete instructions). From the moment your child begins digging for his own potsherds, he'll be using the methods used by real archaeologists to discover the history and way of life of the many peoples who resided in the Holy Land. Active learning is the best learning... and great fun!