Monday, September 04, 2017

Exhibition of inscribed bullae in Jerusalem

EPIGRAPHY: New Archaeology Exhibition: Ancient Bureaucracy and Clerks From Israel’s Past. A collection of seals (bullae) from the late First Temple period, discovered in the City of David excavations, shed light on the bureaucracy and officials of ancient Jerusalem (Hana Levi Julian, The Jewish Press). There are a lot of unprovenanced inscribed bullae whose authenticity is doubtful. But it sounds as though all the ones in this exhibition were excavated by archaeologists. In that case, they are genuine.

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