Archaeologists in Jerusalem’s Old City have uncovered a rare find dating all the way back to the time of the First Jewish Temple.

“We found under the base of the Second Temple period tunnel a part of house, part of building from the First Temple period,” Eli Shukron of the Israel Antiquities Authority told CBN News.

Archaeologists digging in a drainage channel that runs from the Pool of Siloam to the Western Wall have been regularly finding artifacts from Second Temple Times.

Shukron explained that the most recent find is the closest First Temple period building they’ve ever found to the Second Temple.

He then revealed that the house contained another treasure: a tiny seal engraved with the name Matanyahu, similar to the name of Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. It means “given to God.”

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