1500 years of kosher bread

A ceramic stamp from the Byzantine period (6th century CE) was uncovered in excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority at Horbat Uza, east of Akko. The stamp has a seven-branch menorah and was used to identify baked products, according to Dr. David Amit of the IAA, who has made a study of bread stamps. It probably belonged to a bakery that supplied kosher bread to the Jews of Akko. It proves that Jews lived amongst the mainly Christian residents of the area. There were no Muslims at that time.

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