Oldest Ten Commandments carving auctioned for $850,000 in US

Oldest Ten Commandments carving auctioned for $850,000 in US
 

The world's earliest-known stone carving of the Ten Commandments has sold in a US auction for $850,000 (£680,000).
The marble slab, which is just over 60cm (24in) high, is inscribed in an early Hebrew script called Samaritan.
It only includes nine of the original Biblical commandments; the 10th is a local Samaritan rule.
It was sold at a Los Angeles auction house on condition that it will be displayed in a public museum.
The carving was discovered in 1913 during the excavation for a railway line near the city of Yavneh, an historical Jewish centre of learning, now in present-day Israel.
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17 November 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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