Archaeologists uncover remains of farm from Hasmonean era

December 10, 2012 19:23


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Just in time for Hanukkah, the Israel Antiquities Authority excavation in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood of Jerusalem uncovered remains of a farm from the Hasmonean period between the 4th century BCE and the 1st century CE.

Archaeologists discovered a perfume bottle and a lead weight among the ruins of a working farm.

According to excavation director Daniel Ein Mor, "Little is known about the culture and history of the people of Jerusalem and the surrounding countryside [in the period superseding] the Maccabean Revolt."

Therefore, he continued, the discovery of the site will allow archaeologists to gain an understanding of the form of settlement at the time.

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