Excavations begin to unearth Tiberias of the Talmudic era (Ha'aretz via Archaeologica News)
By Eli Ashkenazi
Excavations to uncover the ancient city of Tiberias began this week, as part of a project to reconstruct the old city and operate an archaeological park on the site.
Professor Yizhar Hirschfeld, the archaeologist in charge, said that the excavations will focus on the bath house, the cardo and the marketplace of the ancient city. Later, the diggers will advance to the eastern part of the old city, toward the Kinneret. That is the site of the Basilica, where the Sanhedrin (the Supreme Court of the time) is believed to have sat.
Wednesday, March 03, 2004
THE EXCAVATION OF TIBERIAS has begun: