2,000-year-old clay seal unearthed in Jerusalem
Published on January 2nd, 2012 | by Admin0
Archaeologist Ronny Reich of Haifa University said it dates from between the 1st century B.C. to 70 A.D. — the year Roman forces put down a Jewish revolt and destroyed the second of the two biblical temples in Jerusalem.
The find marks the first discovery of a written seal from that period of Jerusalem’s history, and appeared to be a unique physical artifact from ritual practice in the Temple, said Reich, co-director of the excavation.
Story: Matti Friedman, AP | Photo: AP Photo/Oded Balilty