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Israel says ancient papyrus supports its claim to Jerusalem

Location: JERUSALEM, Israel
October 26, 2016

An employee shows a digitized version of the writing on a papyrus bearing the word “Jerusalem”, which the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Wednesday is written in ancient Hebrew and is the earliest reference to Jerusalem in an extra-biblical document dating back to the time of the First Temple period or 7th century BCE, before an Israel Antiquities Authority news conference at a laboratory in Jerusalem October 26, 2016.


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