In an excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting in cooperation with the Nature and Parks Authority and the Elad Association in the City of David, in the National Park around the Old City Walls of Jerusalem, artifacts were found that include, among other things, a complete seal that bears the Hebrew name “Rephaihu (ben) Shalem” and fragments of bullae.
The excavation directors are Professor Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa and Eli Shukron of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
In an archaeological excavation that is being carried out at the Spring House near the Gihon Spring in the City of David, soil was excavated which contained pottery sherds that date to the Iron Age 2 (8th century BCE).
Wet sifting and carefully sorting through the soil produced the hoped for results: fragments of three bullae (pieces of clay that were meant to seal letters or goods), and two stone seals were recently found.
All of the objects bear Hebrew names and all date to the 8th century BCE.
- JERUSALEM: ONE CITY - ALWAYS JEWISH, NOW AND FOREVER.
- ARABS AND MUSLIMS HAD BETTER GET USED TO THIS FACT.
- AND THEY'D BETTER STOP DESECRATING THE JEWISH ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORD BENEATH THE TEMPLE MOUNT.