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"This is one of the earliest mosques known of from the time of the first arrival of Islam in Israel, after the Arab conquest in 636 C.E."
Thousands of Neolithic arrow-heads, as well as art and jewelry, were found in a site once housing about 3,000 people.
The Haifa findings truly gave new life to Prof. Roderiguez's research.
Many of the objects were illegally excavated using tools and methods that have caused irreversible damage to archaeological sites of enormous local historical significance.
By MAAYAN HOFFMAN
The suspects dug holes to find the coins, damaging the site. However, the synagogue was unharmed.
By YVETTE J. DEANE
The ancient jewel was found in a mikveh that served those traveling on Pilgrims Road during the Second Temple Period.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The site contains remains of an ancient Egyptian copper mining industry, and is dotted with workshops, furnaces, tunnels, shrines and mining camps, dated to the 12th and 13th centuries BCE.
By RACHEL BERNSTEIN
The coins are dated to the end of the 11th century, which would link the cache to the Crusader conquest of the city in the year 1101, one of the more critical events in the city’s medieval history.
The fall of Samaria, which has been known in the Bible to be ruled by the Israelites, has been discussed by numerous scholars and remains a key issue in the Bible.
Archaeologists have dated the mummies to the Late Period, and Waziri said three of them were considered to be in good condition.
The mask is made of pinkish-yellow limestone, shaped with stone tools to resemble a human face, according to the Antiquities Authority.
Because of the badly preserved state of the painting and its height further up along one of the church’s apses, it had been relatively easy for archaeologists to miss the traces of red paint.
The half-shekel weight will be presented to the general public on Hanukka in Emek Tzurim National Park.
By SARA RUBENSTEIN
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