Monday, April 04, 2016

More on the Star of David kerfuffle at Elephantine

ICONOGRAPHY OR GRAFFITI? Star of David found engraved into an ancient Temple arouses bustle in Egypt. Egyptian official accused the delegation of German archaeologists that has been working on the site's reconstruction of engraving the Stars of David into the Shrine's stone. (, Jerusalem Post).
Egypt has recently been witnessing a great commotion following the archeological discovery of two Star of David engravings in an ancient Temple in the southern city of Aswan.

The Roman Temple, which dates back to the 3rd century B.C, is located in the Elephantine Island in Aswan.

The earlier report says that the two hexagrams were discovered some 15 years ago. Follow the link for more on the use of the hexagram in ancient Jewish iconography. I have no idea whether these two hexagrams are ancient or modern. [Incorrect link now fixed. Sorry about that!]