A black polished stone 5 cm high by 6 cm square (~2 in x 2 1/2 in), weighing 537 gm (18.9 oz), most likely used with a balance for weighing objects showed up in area C. Weights and measures were among the earliest tools invented by man. Primitive societies needed rudimentary measures for many tasks: constructing dwellings of an appropriate size and shape, fashioning clothing, or bartering food or raw materials. The Romans gave us our pound weight which is derived from the Roman word libra. This explains why our pound has such a strange abbreviation (lb) and why the astrological sign Libra has an equal-armed balance as its symbol. The Roman pound was different than ours as you can see by the fact that this stone weighs somewhat more than the standard English system pound of 16 oz.
As a climax of 4th week, on Friday, a magnificent, nearly complete oil lamp (bottom right pic) was found among the walls of the residences in area C. The body & wick nozzle are complete, but the back handle is broken off. Although many shards of this type have been discovered, it is the first time that an intact sample of this type has been encountered at Bethsaida. It is certainly a unique discovery.