Short Essay Questions Key
1. What was one of the most important archaeological events that took place in December of 1945?
One of the most important archaeological events which took place in December of 1945 was the discovery of a red earthenware jar that contained momentous documents of early Christianity.
2. What were Muhammed 'Ali al Summan and his brothers digging for when they made the important discovery?
Muhammed 'Ali al Summan and his brothers were digging for sabekh, a soft soil fertilizer when they made their important discovery.
3. Why didn't Mohammed and his brothers want to break open the jar that they found as they were digging?
Mohammed and his brothers did not want to break open the jar in case there was a jinn, a powerful, unhappy spirit, which might be inside.
4. What did Mohammed 'Ali do when he realized there wasn't any treasure in the jar that he had found?
Ali decided to use the papyrus scrolls as kindling for the fire since he was disappointed that he did not find any gold in the jar.
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