Archaeologists unearth ruins of 1,500-year-old Jewish town in southern Israel
Israeli archaeologists digging on the route of a planned highway have found new ruins from a 1,500-year-old Jewish town, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Sunday.
The remains of two Jewish ritual baths and two public buildings were uncovered in a salvage dig ahead of the paving of a new section of Israel?s Highway 6, a north-south toll road eventually slated to run much of the length of the country.
Both of the public buildings feature raised platforms along the walls facing Jerusalem, archaeologists say ? a trademark feature of Jewish houses of prayer.
The highway will be rerouted to preserve the ruins, the IAA statement said.Click here to read this article from The Times of Israel
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