Monday, August 22, 2016

Ancient stone workshop found in Galilee

ARCHAEOLOGY: Ancient Stone Workshop Found in Galil (Harmodia).
YERUSHALAYIM - Archaeological excavations conducted in the Galil have uncovered an ancient subterranean quarry and industrial workshop for the production of stone vessels, Arutz Sheva reported on Sunday.

Dr. Yonatan Adler of Ariel University said the finds, believed to be some 2,000 years old, were discovered at a site called Einot Amitai, near Nazareth.

“Stone vessels played an integral role in the daily religious lives of Jews during this period,” explains Adler, who specializes in ancient Jewish ritual law.

As the article goes on to observe, stone vessels were important in ancient Judaism because they were immune to ritual impurity and did not transmit it.