Monday, February 23, 2009

Yep, Another Archeological Discovery

Arutz 7 reports:

Archaeologists Find Temple-Era Building, Inscriptions

The Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Monday that a large building containing what it called "an amazing wealth of inscriptions" dating from the eighth century BCE has been discovered in the Umm Tuba area at the southern end of Jerusalem.

The building was discovered during a salvage operation prior to construction in the area. It was destroyed during the Babylonian conquest and re-occupied resettled retaken by Jews between the Hasmonean period and the destruction of the Second Temple.

...royal seal inscriptions discovered at the site date back to the reign of King Hezekiah.

The full official Antiquities Authority report, with another picture, is here.

By the way, Umm Tubba is where Har Homa neighborhood is.

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