Thursday, January 17, 2008

Archaeological Update

First Temple seal found in Jerusalem | Jerusalem Post: "A stone seal bearing the name of one of the families who acted as servants in the First Temple and then returned to Jerusalem after being exiled to Babylonia has been uncovered in an archeological excavation in Jerusalem's City of David, a prominent Israeli archeologist said Wednesday.

The 2,500-year-old black stone seal, which has the name 'Temech' engraved on it, was found earlier this week amid stratified debris in the excavation under way just outside the Old City walls near the Dung Gate, said archeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar, who is leading the dig."


Cap'n Bob said...

The Dung Gate sounds like a fun place.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping the temple seal would be a real seal, with flippers and such. Joe