Monday, December 07, 2020

On a Hasmonean-era menorah graffito

HANUKKAH IS COMING: Rare menorah engraving dates back to Hasmonean era. The menorah was discovered in the 1980s in Judea and Samaria (Hannah Brown, Jerusalem Post).
A rare graffito of a seven-branched menorah found many years ago at the entrance to a tomb on the outskirts of the Arab village of Mukhmas, northeast of Jerusalem, has been highlighted by Dr. Dvir Raviv of Bar-Ilan University's Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, in a paper published in the archaeology and history journal In the Highland's Depth, released just in time for Hanukkah.


For other discoveries of ancient menorah graffiti see here and links.

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