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2,700-year-old seal found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists working in Jerusalem have unearthed a 2,700-year-old seal near the Western Wall of the Temple Mount.

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.

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Story: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority

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