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Ancient Hebrew papyrus with earliest reference to Jerusalem seized by Israel authorities

An ancient Hebrew papyrus with the earliest reference to Jerusalem outside of the Bible has been seized by Israeli authorities. The document, which dates to the First Temple period – in the seventh century BCE – is an original shipping document regarding the payment of taxes or the transfer of goods to storehouses in Jerusalem.

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