Archaeological finds in Eastern Galilee are more than two thousand years old

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 Archaeological finds in Eastern Galilee are more than two thousand years old

A well-preserved 2,100-year-old farmstead from the Hellenistic Hasmonean period has been discovered during excavations at Khorbat Asad near Nahal Abel in Eastern Galilee. The excavations were carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA).

Archaeologists have found dozens of looms, large ceramic storage jugs, and iron agricultural picks and scythes. century BC.

Excavation leader Dr. Amani Abu-Hamid said: “We were very lucky to find this” time capsule “in which household items were left where they were abandoned by the inhabitants of this place. We assume that they left in a hurry in the face of imminent danger, possibly due to the threat of a military attack. The weights for the looms were left on the shelf, the storage vessels were intact. to get more information about the inhabitants of the discovered manor.

In addition, the foundations of buildings were discovered, as well as pottery vessels and other finds dating back to the Iron Age, 10-9 centuries. BC

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