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In 1979 two tiny pieces of cracked and deteriorated silver found in a tomb outside of the Old City of Jerusalem proved to be one of the most important archeological discoveries of the century.
The silver strips had Hebrew writing on them -- albeit a very different-looking Hebrew to...