Discovery of a seal, the first of its kind, from the time of the Second Temple
A seal, the first of its kind in the world, has been discovered in the foundations of the Western Wall, north of the City of David. The impressive seal, which was worn as a ring, bears a bird, there is a branch next to it, that probably depicts the fragrant persimmon plant from which the incense was produced for the temple.
Writing of an ancient curse from 1700 years ago has been discovered in the excavations of the City of David
In archaeological excavations conducted by the Antiquities Authority in the Givati Parking Lot in the City of David, financed by the Friends of the City of David, a rolled lead plate was recently discovered, bearing an inscription in Greek. This is a magical tablet bearing a curse that was probably written by a professional magician/sorcerer.