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January 10, 2012 11:14 am

1,500 Year Old Menorah Stamp Found in Western Israel

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Menorah Stamp. Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority.

IsraelNationalNews – Just two weeks after a temple era seal was displayed to the public, archeologists continue to dig up breathtaking proofs of the ancient and never-severed connection between Jews and the Land of Israel. This time, the find is a 1,500 year old tiny stamp discovered near the city of Akko, bearing the image of the seven-branched Temple Menorah.

The stamp was used to identify baked products and probably belonged to a bakery that supplied kosher bread to the Jews of Akko in the Byzantine period.

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