2,700-year-old 'governor of Jerusalem' seal impression unveiled

  • 13 Jan - 19 Jan, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

Archaeologists in Israel have recently unveiled a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which according to them, belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem. The Antiquities Authority of the country said that the artefact, inscribed in an ancient Hebrew script as “belonging to the governor of the city”, was likely attached to a shipment or sent as a souvenir on behalf of the governor, the most prominent local position held in Jerusalem at the time.

It is a small coin-sized impression that depicts two standing men, facing each other in a mirror-like manner and wearing striped garments reaching down to their knees. It was unearthed near the plaza of Judaism’s Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City.