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JMcB
09-04-2017, 06:04 PM
Some nice pictures and a video.

Jerusalem welcomed Jewish refugees 2,300 years ago, new finds show

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Millennia ago, Jerusalem may have opened its doors to thousands of refugees from the north of the country. A new cache of First Temple bullae (sealings) discovered in an excavation at Jerusalem’s City of David shows a mixture of names from the Kingdom of Israel and Judah used on official bureaucratic correspondence dating from after the fall of Israel at the hands of the Assyrians in 720 BCE.

The dozens of clay imprints were used on letters and documents which were bound by string and sealed by wet clay pressed with the sender’s mark or name. The impressive trove was discovered at recent digs uncovering three Late Iron Age buildings frozen in time by the destruction caused by the 586 BCE Babylonian siege. The discovery was made by a team of Israel Antiquity Authority archaeologists led by co-directors Dr. Joe Uziel and Ortal Chalaf ...

https://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-welcomed-jewish-refugees-2300-years-ago-archaeological-finds-show/


Note to headline writer: maybe you should reconsider your calculations.