Israeli archaeologists have reasons to be proud – such a find has not been around for a long time. Last winter, excavations at the International Conference Center in Jerusalem, known as Binyanei Ha’Uma, found more than 2,000 stone inscriptions. Years.

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Scholars have confirmed that the stone is the first complete spelling of the word “Jerusalem.”

According to the Israeli Antiquities Office, the writing is in Aramaic (A language of the Semitic group, used in the Middle East from the 2nd millennium BC to the present day – ed.). The spelling should not differ from modern Hebrew letters.

Hanania ben Daedalus of Jerusalem – This is the full text.

Ananias is believed to be an ancient potter. Experts date the discovery to the Second Temple period, the first century AD, which is what is most surprising.

Inscriptions from the First and Second Temple periods referring to Jerusalem are extremely rare, says Dr. Ronnie Reich of the University of Haifa, Fox News reported.

More special, they added, is the full spelling of the name as we know it today, which usually appears abbreviated.

This is the only stone inscription from the Second Temple period where the full orthography appears. Previously, it appeared only once, on the coin of the Great Revolt against the Romans (66-70 AD).

Experts note that although Jerusalem appears 660 times in the Bible, only five relatively late references are written entirely. The stone inscriptions are currently on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Karolina Sopusica, journalist at o2.pl

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