1,500 year-old Ten Commandments tablet heads to auction in Texas

DALLAS  – A stone tablet thought to be about 1,500 years old with a worn-down chiseled inscription of the Ten Commandments will be sold next month at auction, with a stipulation that the buyer must put it on public display, an auction house said on Friday.

The two-foot (61 cm) square slab of white marble weighs about 200 pounds (90 kgs) and is believed to be the oldest existing stone inscription of the commandments, Dallas-Based Heritage Auctions said. Opening bid is $250,000 for the stone, which the current owner likes to point out is not the original.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/1500-year-old-Ten-Commandments-tablet-heads-to-auction-in-Texas-470657

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