Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ancient Kosher Seal Discovered

Archaeologists Find 1,500-Year-Old Kosher Bread Stamp

A 1,500-year-old ceramic stamp with the image of the seven-branched Temple Menorah has been discovered at Israel Antiquities Authority excavations east of Acre.

It is thought the stamp was used to mark baked goods, and is known as a "bread stamp."

"The Temple Menorah, being a Jewish symbol par excellence, indicates the stamps belonged to Jews, unlike Christian bread stamps with the cross pattern which were much more common in the Byzantine period," said Gilad Jaffe and Dr. Danny Syon, the directors of the excavation.


LHwrites said...

It's cool when they find historical items that confirm their understanding of these times.

Bruce said...

Indeed. I found this one oddly amusing.