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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

First Temple Period Seal Discovered

An ancient 1-centimeter seal impression containing three lines of Hebrew script was recently discovered in piles of rubble at Jerusalem's Temple Mount. The artifact, or "bulla", as it is identified by Israeli archaeologists, is said to be approximately 2,600 years old and predates the destruction of the First Temple that stood in Jerusalem prior to the onslaught of the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E. This makes the discovery the first of its kind from the Temple Mount area. Read the Story


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