In the excavations, underwritten by the Ir David Foundation, a personal Hebrew seal from the end of the First Temple period was discovered on the floor of the ancient building. The seal is made of a semi-precious stone and is engraved with the name of its owner: “Lematanyahu Ben Ho…” (“??????? ?? ??…” meaning: “Belonging to Matanyahu Ben Ho…”). The rest of the inscription is erased.
Story: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority