Archaeologist Finds Scale Weight of Kohein Gadol in Yerushalayim

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Nearly 2,000 years after the Second Bais Hamikdosh was destroyed in 70 CE, archaeologist Dr. Oren Gutfeld of Hebrew University of Yerushalayim has found a scale weight from that period that belonged to the family of the kohein gadol and which has his name carved on it.

The weight was found at an excavation at the Tiferes Yisroel Shul in the Jewish Quarter of Yerushalayim’s Old City.

The weight has two lines of Aramaic text and a lyre between them and the family name of the kohein gadol is discernible.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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