Ancient Seals Discovered in Umm Tuba
A salvage excavation in Umm Tuba (near Har Homa in Jerusalem) uncovered a number of seals from the time of Hezekiah , King of Judah (8th century BCE). Two of the seal impressions belonged to Ahimelech ben Amadyahu and Yehohail ben Shahar. Four “LMLK” impressions on jar handles were discovered at the site. The impressions were discovered in a large building dating to the First and Second Temple periods. The site was destroyed during the Babylonian conquest and reoccupied in the Hasmonean period.