Ancient Jewish “kosher stamp” Uncovered

Excavations just east of the Israeli city of Akko have unearthed a rare ceramic stamp more than 1.500 years old. The stamp, it is believed, was used by a Jewish baker named “Launtius,” to certify his goods as kosher to potential customers. The stamp is engraved with an image of the iconic seven branched menorah and also contains lettering in Hebrew and Greek. Please read more about this curious discovery from MSNBC News by clicking here.

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