Incised in plaster on the wall of a house only a few hundred yards from the Second Temple in Jerusalem, this graffito is the earliest detailed representation of the Temple menorah. Found in the ruins of a house from the time of Herod (37–4 B.C.) it predates the Temple destruction in 70 A.D. and is one of the few menorah depictions created while the Temple still stood. The extant portions on the right permitted the reconstruction of the entire menorah.