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.