The world’s earliest-known complete stone inscription of the Ten Commandments has been sold at an auction in Beverly Hills, California, for $850,000. The two-foot-square marble slab weighs about 115 pounds and it lists nine of the 10 commonly known commandments. The tablet, also known as the “national treasure” of Israel, probably adorned the

entrance of a synagogue destroyed by the Romans between 400 and 600 A.D. or by the crusaders in the 11th century. It’s inscribed with early Hebrew script, called Samaritan, and leaves out the command “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain” and includes one employed by the Samaritan sect of that time, CNBC reports. READ MORE