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Water pitcher handle found with inscribed name, “Menachem”


The handle of a water pitcher has been found in Jerusalem with an ancient Hebrew inscription of the name “Menachem.”

Scientists at the Israel Antiquities Authority are now trying to decipher the identity of the “Menachem,” whose name is inscribed in ancient Hebrew. 

“This important finding joins similar names that were found in archaeological digs in the ancient east, particularly in the Land of Israel,” said Dr. Ron Be’eri, who is supervising the dig for the IAA. “The names ‘Menachem’ and ‘Yenachem’ express comforting, perhaps over the death of loved ones.”

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