NH1 Motors Block

Nov 17, 2016 12:36 AM

Ancient Ten Commandments tablet sold at auction for $850,000

The Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The world's earliest-known stone inscription of the Ten Commandments has sold at auction in Beverly Hills for $850,000.

Heritage Auctions says the tablet sold Wednesday night at a public auction of ancient Biblical archaeology artifacts.

The two-foot square marble slab weighs about 115 pounds and is inscribed in an early Hebrew script called Samaritan.

Heritage says the tablet likely adorned the entrance of a synagogue that was destroyed by the Romans between A.D. 400 and 600, or by the Crusaders in the 11th century.

The auction house says the Israeli Antiquities Authorities approved export of the piece to the United States in 2005. The only condition is that it must be displayed in a public museum. Heritage says the new owner is under obligation to do that.

--  Need a new car or even a boat? Click here to check out the all-new NH1 Motors --

--

»Comments

Must Read on NH1.com

Car Quiz NH1 Motors
NH1 NH Community Calendar and Event

NH1 Motors Featured Dealers

Grappone Automotive Group

Goodhue and Hawkins

First City Cars & Trucks

 Friday, 11:30 a.m. - President Donald Trump signs the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

Friday, 1 p.m. - Vice President Mike Pence gives keynote remarks at Focus on the Family's 40th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, 2 p.m. - Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan hold an emergency hearing on Republican leadership’s health care repeal bill

 

 

 

NH1 on Facebook

NH1 on Twitter