4th Millennium B.C.E.
Original found in the Jordan Valley.
Vessels with pierced handles were made by applying a lumo of clay to the wall of the pot and then thrusting a stick through the lump. This type of handle is confined to this period.
Such vessels can be seen in the ROCKEFELLER MUSUM, JERUSALEM
The Bedouins call the camel "Boat of the Desert"...The unique qualities of the camel enable it to weather the most adverse desert conditions, surviving for days without water, while lightly treading over the vast sand dunes without sinking, protected from the violent sandstorms...In the more than six thousand years that elapsed since man first domesticated this "Boat of the Desert", the camel became instrumental in assisting travelers through the desert, and facilitating the transports of goods to far away lands. The camel's wool has been used for tent material and the weaving of carpets. Its milk is considered invaluable to healing and warding-off diseases.
According to the Kabbalah, a person who sees a camel in his dream, should thank the Lord for having saved him from death, since he had been overloaded with heavy problems, and need to release his emotions, and learn to forgive and forget. A person seeing himself riding on a camel in his dream, is destined to go on a long road.
May the light of the pottery camel flood your home with good health and fortune.