Eshta’ol, Israel; urban planning at the beginning of the eighth millennium BCE

Archaeological finds were located at the site of Eshta’ol during routine archaeological digs conducted ahead of a planned expansion of Route 38, the main access road to Beit Shemesh, Israel. One of the buildings is the oldest ever found in the area, and constitutes remarkable “evidence of man’s transition to permanent dwellings,” researchers said. Continue reading “Eshta’ol, Israel; urban planning at the beginning of the eighth millennium BCE”

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Necropolis near Bethlehem confirms Caananite town existed – The findings provide evidence of a thriving settlement

A team of Italian and Palestinian archaeologists have discovered an ancient necropolis with more than 100 tombs near Bethlehem. Though many of the tombs have been looted the findings provide proof for the first time that there was a nearby city that thrived in Caananite times. Continue reading “Necropolis near Bethlehem confirms Caananite town existed – The findings provide evidence of a thriving settlement”

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