2000-year-old Jewish settlement uncovered in southern Israel

April 7, 2019 - General

Archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, underwritten by the Ministry of Housing to facilitate the construction of a new neighborhood, have revealed among other things, the sherd of a rare oil lamp depicting a menorah with nine branches. This is one of the earliest artistic depictions of a Jewish menorah ever discovered.

The sherd of the rare oil lamp depicting a…

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