Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has hailed the discovery of one of the oldest Torah ornaments ever found in archaeological digs as a “wonderful gift to the Jewish people.”
Yesterday, after the archaeologists found an ancient golden medallion at the the foot of the Temple Mount, Prime Minister Netanyahu contacted Hebrew University’s Dr. Eilat Mazar, who made the stunning discovery of two bundles of treasure containing thirty-six gold coins, gold and silver jewelry, and a gold medallion with the menorah symbol etched into it. Also etched into the 10-cm medallion are a shofar and the image of a Sefer Torah.
The Prime Minister said, “This is a magnificent discovery. Nationally, it attests to the ancient Jewish presence and to the sanctity of the place; this is as clear as the sun and it is tremendous.” Netanyahu continued to praise the discovery by saying, “This is very moving. This find is the essence of our heritage.”
Read more about the discovery at Arutz Sheva.