Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More Old Stuff

Headline of a Jerusalem Post article today: Ancient seals unearthed in J'lem dig:

No, not those. They found seal impressions.

Um, no. More like this:

From the article:

A routine archeological excavation ahead of private construction in an Arab neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem has uncovered a series of seal impressions from the reign of the biblical King Hezekiah 2,700 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday...

The seal impressions found include those of two high-ranking officials named Ahimelech ben Amadyahu and Yehohail ben Shahar, who served in the Judean kingdom's government.
Old stuff with writing is always pretty cool. Especially seal impressions.

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