Hundreds of Hellenistic-period seal impressions discovered at Maresha

The ancient city of Maresha (located next to Beth Guvrin) contains some of the richest archaeological finds in Israel from the Hellenistic Period (ca. 3-2nd centuries BCE).
This was a time when the city was a major crossroads and commercial centre. Discoveries at Maresha have illuminated how the region’s diverse cultures and ethnic groups interacted. The city was conquered in 107 BCE, by the Maccabean King John Hyrcanus I. Continue reading “Hundreds of Hellenistic-period seal impressions discovered at Maresha”

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