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The small stone etched with a menorah was also found near the drainage channel excavations. “The importance of the etching,” said Reich, “is the depiction of the base of the menorah, which clarifies what the original base of the menorah looked like: a quadrapod resting on a frame that was on the floor.” Reich and fellow archaeologist Eli Shukron believe the menorah may have been carved by someone who had seen the actual Temple menorah with their own eyes.
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