Ancient Canaanite City, Jewish town found

More proof that the Land is Israel and not “palestinian”:

FROM: ICEJ News, August 26

ARCHEOLOGISTS UNCOVER ANCIENT CANAANITE CITY, JEWISH TOWN

Israeli archeologists have uncovered a 5,000-year-old Canaanite city and a 2,000-year-old Jewish village from the Second Temple period alongside each other in the Modi’in area near the present-day Israeli green-line town of Shoham. The Jewish town existed from about 100 BCE to 135 CE, until the Bar Kochba revolt, archeologist Dr. David Amit told The Jerusalem Post. Excavations have uncovered a 2,000-year-old street, ancient Jewish coins, wine presses, and a mikve (Jewish ritual bath).

FROM: Arutz 7, August 26

DIGGING UP HISTORY

The Antiquities Authority revealed yesterday two extraordinary findings in the Tel Bareket archaeological dig near Modiin: A large Jewish village from the Second Temple period, and a Canaanite city from the period between Noah and Abraham.

“This is one of the most unique sites ever dug in Israel,” Antiquities Authority sources told Maariv. Some ten archaeologists and 250 workers took part in the unprecedented dig, which took place over a large area that was divided into two parts. In one area, diggers discovered housing units, mikvaot [ritual baths], a water canal and reservoir system, yards, streets, agricultural findings, and coins from the Hasmonean period and later. In the second area, a large and well-fortified city from close to 5,000 years ago was found.

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