Ancient relics found during Jerusalem traffic stop


Israeli police seized these 2,000-year-old Roman-era bricks in Jerusalem, May 30, 2023.

(JNS) - Police detectives working in eastern Jerusalem who stopped a vehicle discovered 2,000-year-old bricks with imprints of Roman seals, the Israeli Police announced on Wednesday.

A 68-year-old Palestinian was arrested on Tuesday night and is suspected of intending to sell the bricks on the black market.

According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, which has examined the artifacts, the bricks came from the Hebron area, and were used in a structure by the Roman military unit that destroyed the Second Temple in 70 C.E.

The authority said the bricks suggest the existence of a hitherto un...

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