Archaeologists uncover remains of farm from Hasmonean era
By MELANIE LIDMAN
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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