An ancient limestone-made weight, dating to the Iron Age – the First Temple period -- was discovered in an archaeological excavation by the Israel Antiquities Authority in conjunction with the Western Wall Heritage Foundation beneath Wilson's Arch, adjacent to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The weight corresponds to the known measurement unit of two shekels, and its discovery points to activity that took place in the area during the First Temple period. Among the known uses of the shekel weight system during this period was in transactions by locals and pilgrims for offerings, food, souvenirs and other commodities. KAN reporter Naomi Segal heard more about the find from Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Tehillah Lieberman, co-director of the excavation.