The seal was deciphered by Dr. Anat Mendel-Geberovich of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Center for the Study of Ancient Jerusalem.
The half-shekel weight will be presented to the general public on Hanukka in Emek Tzurim National Park.
Jerusalem is holy to three religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
The discovery was made in sifting project in the City of David.
A 1,000-year-old clay amulet inscribed with a blessing in Arabic was discovered in the City of David.
Emek Shaveh’s Mizrachi: When you control the past, you control the present and the future.
"These findings depict the affluence and character of the Judean Kingdom and are mesmerizing proof of the city’s demise at the hands of the Babylonians."
Hundreds of thousands of visitors – schoolchildren, soldiers, VIPs and common citizens – stream annually to see the excavations which prove that here King David established his capital.
Le site de Khirbet Qeiyafa est-il la ville biblique perdue de Chaarayim ? Abritait-il un sanctuaire conçu sur le modèle du Temple de Salomon à Jérusalem ?
“If all that stuff is built on the notion that none of this ever happened, and then you pull a seal out of the ground with the names of the ministers straight out of the Bible one after the next."