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Shiloah Inscription

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Shiloah Inscription

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Basic Information

Location 31° 46′ 20.49″ N, 35° 14′ 8.42″ E
Country Israel
City Jerusalem

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 31.77236,35.23567



Summary

The Shiloah Inscription was discovered in the Hezekiah Tunnel during the 19th century. It is among the oldest extant records of its kind written in Hebrew, using the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet. The inscription itself, now displayed in a museum in Turkey, records the construction of the tunnel in the 8th century BCE. A copy of the inscription is displayed in the Hezekiah Tunnel, at the exact point in which it was found.


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