Herodian Temple Sundial
This tiny stone sundial (only 2 inches wide by 2 inches high) may be the only known surviving artifact from the Temple of King Herod. It was found during excavation of a pile of debris attributed to the destruction of the Temple, destroyed in A.D. 70. Notice the seven-branched menorah carved on the back, which is a symbol that was usually reserved for the Temple Priests. Perhaps it was used by the temple priests to ascertain their time of service at the Temple.