Israeli archaeologists claim to have found the remains of a building from the Sanhedrin.
It was the Jewish assembly that served as the supreme legislative body in ancient Israel.
They uncovered the building in the city of Yavne.
The Sanhedrin relocated there from Jerusalem after the destruction of the Second Temple nearly 2,000 years ago.
Israel Antiquities Authority experts told CBN News the discovery of chalkstone cups is significant.
They say it’s clear evidence the occupants were observing Jewish laws of ritual purity.
The dig also unearthed a cemetery indicating the existence of an official office for burials.
The archaeologists believe the coffins could have held members of the Sanhedrin.
The Antiquities Authority says the foundations of Judaism as we know it today, were laid in Yavne.