2,000 Year Old Sword, Menorah ‘Sketch’ Found

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Exciting finds, including an intact Roman era sword and a stone “sketch” engraving of the Menorah, have been discovered in archeological digs near the Temple Mount recently, and the Antiquities Authority is making them known for Tisha B’Av – the anniversary of the Temple’s destruction.

The Authority has been digging – with assistance from the Parks and Gardens Authority and the sponsorship of the NGO Elad – in the ancient drainage canal that served Jerusalem. This ditch runs from the Shiloach (Siloam) Pool to the archeological garden near the Kotel.
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