A stone measuring 8’ x 3’3” with a Hebrew inscription that reads “To the Trumpeting Place to [proclaim] [separate]” was excavated by Eilat Mazar at the southern foot of the Temple Mount in the 1970s.

The trumpeting place is where the priests would stand to blow trumpets announcing the beginning and end of the Sabbath.  This is believed to be a part of the Second Temple.  It is currently located in The British Museum.


  1. This inscription is possibly part of the very temple Jesus regularly visited.