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7,000-year-old letter seal found in Israel hints at ancient long-distance trade

Archaeologists have recently discovered the impression of Israel’s oldest known seal. This is a device that engraves a pattern on a soft material such as clay or wax to seal an object. According to a new study, the impression of small clay dates back 7,000 years and may have been used to seal and sign deliveries, and to maintain the closure of storage rooms.

The research team discovered seals with nearly 150 others during an archaeological excavation conducted between 2004 and 2007 in the prehistoric village of Telzaf in the Beitchen Valley, Israel. However, while most of the other seals were just unmarked pieces of clay, one had the impression of two different geometric shapes. According to The Jerusalem Post..

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