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  אדר 22, 5768 , 28/02/08

Archaeologists Find Stamps with Hebrew Names

Archaeologists found a stamp bearing the Hebrew name “Refayahu ben Shalem” in Jerusalem on Wednesday.  The stamp was found during excavations in the City of David.  Archaeologists believe it was created around the year 800 B.C.E.

The excavators found three other stamps as well.  The stamps, made of tin, bore Hebrew names and appear to have been used by local authorities to approve merchandise.

 

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