>> It may only be small clay seal impression but it's 2700 years old and supports a biblical account. Israeli archeologists say, it belonged to the governor of Jerusalem, the most prominent local position at the time, appointed by the King. Reuters, Rena Torash, is at the Israeli Antiquities Authority Labs in Jerusalem.
>> Archeologist say, the find is significant, because it supports the biblical rendering of the existence of the governor of the city, in Jerusalem, 2700 years ago. The team says, the artifact inscribed belonging to the governor of the city in ancient Hebrew, was likely attached to a shipment or sent as a souvenir on behalf of the governor.
>> Until now, the position was known through its mentions in the holy book. But the antiquities authorities says the coin-sized seal impression It's the first archeological find which shows that the vault actually existed.>> The seal impression depicts two standing men facing each other in a mirror like manner, and wearing a striped, knee length garment.
It was discovered near the plaza of Judaism Western wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. Archaeologists believed a building stood there, where high ranking officials lived adjacent to the Jewish temple.>> The Antiquities Authority's announcement comes several weeks after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusleum as Israel's capital.
>> A decision that overturned a decade of policy on the status of the city, and stirred Palestinian protest and international concern.